Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI)
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Network Working Group                                           S. Blank
Internet-Draft                                              P. Goldstein
Intended status: Experimental                                   Valimail
Expires: August 10, 2019                                   T. Loder, Ed.
                                                         Skye Logicworks
                                                            T. Zink, Ed.
                                                       February 06, 2019

           Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI)
                        draft-blank-ietf-bimi-00

Abstract

   Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI) permits Domain
   Owners to coordinate with Mail User Agents (MUAs) to display brand-
   specific Indicators next to properly authenticated messages.  There
   are two aspects of BIMI coordination: a scalable mechanism for Domain
   Owners to publish their desired indicators, and a mechanism for Mail
   Transfer Agents (MTAs) to verify the authenticity of the indicator.
   This document specifies how Domain Owners communicate their desired
   indicators through the BIMI assertion record in DNS and how that
   record is to be handled by MTAs and MUAs.  The domain verification
   mechanism and extensions for other mail protocols (IMAP, etc.) are
   specified in separate documents.  MUAs and mail-receiving
   organizations are free to define their own policies for indicator
   display that makes use or not of BIMI data as they see fit.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.1.  High-Level Goals  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.2.  Security  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.3.  Out of Scope  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   4.  Terminology and Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.1.  BIMI Assertion  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.2.  Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.3.  Mark Verifying Authority (MVA)  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.4.  Mark Verified Certificate (MVC) . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.5.  Protocol Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.6.  Verifying Protocol Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   5.  BIMI DNS Records  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.1.  Assertion Record  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       5.1.1.  Declination to publish  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       5.1.2.  Supported Image Formats for l= tag  . . . . . . . . .  11
     5.2.  Selectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   6.  BIMI Header Fields  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     6.1.  BIMI-Selector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     6.2.  BIMI-Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     6.3.  Header Signing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   7.  Domain Owner Actions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     7.1.  Determine and publish Indicator(s) for use  . . . . . . .  14
     7.2.  Specify Domain Owner Preference . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     7.3.  Publish Assertion Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
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