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Internationalizing Mail Addresses in Applications (IMAA)

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Authors Paul E. Hoffman , Adam M. Costello
Last updated 2003-10-09
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Intended RFC status Proposed Standard
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The Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications (IDNA) specification describes how to process domain names that contain characters outside the ASCII repertoire. A user who has a non-ASCII domain name may want to use it in an Internet mail address that contains non-ASCII characters not only in the domain part but also in the local part (the part to the left of the '@'). This document describes how to use non-ASCII characters in local parts. It defines internationalized local parts (ILPs), internationalized mail addresses (IMAs), and a mechanism called IMAA for handling them in a standard fashion.


Paul E. Hoffman
Adam M. Costello

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