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Extensions to DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) for Failure Reporting
RFC 6651

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                      M. Kucherawy
Request for Comments: 6651                                     Cloudmark
Category: Standards Track                                      June 2012
ISSN: 2070-1721

 Extensions to DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) for Failure Reporting

Abstract

   This document presents extensions to the DomainKeys Identified Mail
   (DKIM) specification to allow for detailed reporting of message
   authentication failures in an on-demand fashion.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

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RFC 6651                DKIM Reporting Extensions              June 2012

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
   2. Definitions .....................................................3
      2.1. Key Words ..................................................3
      2.2. Notation ...................................................3
      2.3. Imported Definitions .......................................3
      2.4. Other Definitions ..........................................3
   3. Optional Reporting for DKIM .....................................4
      3.1. Extension DKIM Signature Tag ...............................4
      3.2. DKIM Reporting TXT Record ..................................4
      3.3. DKIM Reporting Algorithm ...................................6
   4. Optional Reporting Address for DKIM ADSP ........................8
   5. Requested Reports ...............................................9
      5.1. Requested Reports for DKIM Failures .......................10
      5.2. Requested Reports for DKIM ADSP Failures ..................10
   6. Report Generation ..............................................11
      6.1. Report Format .............................................11
      6.2. Other Guidance ............................................11
   7. IANA Considerations ............................................11
      7.1. DKIM Signature Tag Registration ...........................11
      7.2. DKIM ADSP Tag Registration ................................12
      7.3. DKIM Reporting Tag Registry ...............................12
   8. Security Considerations ........................................13
      8.1. Inherited Considerations ..................................13
      8.2. Report Volume .............................................13
      8.3. Deliberate Misuse .........................................13
      8.4. Unreported Fraud ..........................................14
   9. References .....................................................14
      9.1. Normative References ......................................14
      9.2. Informative References ....................................15
   Appendix A. Acknowledgements ......................................16
   Appendix B. Examples ..............................................16
      B.1. Example Use of DKIM Signature Extension Tag ...............16
      B.2. Example DKIM Reporting TXT Record .........................17
      B.3. Example Use of DKIM ADSP Extension Tags ...................17

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RFC 6651                DKIM Reporting Extensions              June 2012

1.  Introduction

   DomainKeys Identified Mail [DKIM] introduced a mechanism for message
   signing and authentication.  It uses digital signing to associate a
   domain name with a message in a reliable manner.  The verified domain

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