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Mail Extensions

Document Charter Mail Extensions WG (mailext)
Title Mail Extensions
Last updated 1996-06-17
State Approved
WG State Concluded
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The Mail Extensions Working Group will review, refine as
needed, and then make a recommendation on standardization of several
recent proposals for standards-track compatible extensions to SMTP
(via the Service Extensions mechanism), MIME (via new Content
Subtypes), and MIME-MHS (via MIME Content Subtypes and usage rules).

It will also act as the review body for several documents that
clarify and provide applicability statements about the use of
Internet mail: that work will ultimately lead to an update for the
mail-related section of RFC 1123. Part of that effort involves
RARE WG-MSG documents that address the Internet's installed
electronic mail infrastructure. Since such documents should not
be processed in RARE alone, this working group will act as the
IETF focus for reviewing them.

Initial drafts of all of the documents that the working group is
expected to review have already been, or will soon be, published.
The working group will be starting with documents that have been
prepared as individual (or spontaneous design team) contributions.
It is not expected to initiate new work. On the other hand, it is
expected to make explicit not ready for standardization'' orinappropriate for standardization'' recommendations if that is

The working group will be initialized with the following Internet-
Drafts or their successors, listed alphabetically. A major
of its first meeting is to prune or add to this list.