Email mailstore and eXtensions To Revise or Amend

The information below is for an older proposed charter
Document Proposed charter Email mailstore and eXtensions To Revise or Amend WG (extra) Snapshot
Title Email mailstore and eXtensions To Revise or Amend
Last updated 2017-07-12
State Start Chartering/Rechartering (Internal Steering Group/IAB Review) Rechartering
WG State Active
IESG Responsible AD Barry Leiba
Charter Edit AD Alexey Melnikov
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The IETF maintains several key email related protocols that relate to
message delivery to mailstores and mailstore access.  These include in
particular, but are not limited to, the following:

 IMAP (RFC3501)
 SIEVE (RFC5228)

From time to time, there are bursts of work to do and the motivation and
critical mass to do it.  When such bursts coincide, it’s important to
give them a home.  This working group provides such a venue.

The WG will work on updates, extensions, and revisions to the above
email protocols. Upon formation, the working group will consider any
existing Internet Drafts that could be appropriate for its processing.
While an interest poll for a new related idea is fine, the WG should
avoid detailed discussion of work items lacking an Internet-Draft.

The working group may also elect to turn its attention and energy to
review and possible revision of these base protocols directly.  In some
cases, there may be appropriate corrections, clarifications, or
amplifications to reflect existing practice or to address problems that
have been identified through experience with Internet mail protocols as
currently specified.  Also eligible for consideration is incorporation
of accumulated errata or consolidation with newer documents that have
updated the base specifications. However, any new functionality is
expected to be pursued via extensions rather than changes to the basic
protocols wherever possible.

Expressly excluded from this charter is work on any protocol for which a
dedicated working group already exists, such as DMARC or DCRUP, as well
as work on SMTP and email format/MIME. However, each working group
should endeavor to remain aware of the activities of the other.