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Internet Message Format

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Subject: Protocol Action: 'Internet Message Format' to Internet Standard (draft-ietf-emailcore-rfc5322bis-11.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Internet Message Format'
  (draft-ietf-emailcore-rfc5322bis-11.txt) as Internet Standard

This document is the product of the Revision of core Email specifications
Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are Murray Kucherawy and Orie Steele.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:

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Technical Summary

   This document specifies the Internet Message Format (IMF), a syntax
   for text messages that are sent between computer users, within the
   framework of "electronic mail" messages.  This specification is a
   revision of Request For Comments (RFC) 5322, itself a revision of
   Request For Comments (RFC) 2822, all of which supersede Request For
   Comments (RFC) 822, "Standard for the Format of ARPA Internet Text
   Messages", updating it to reflect current practice and incorporating
   incremental changes that were specified in other RFCs.

   Note that this standards action promotes this document and its companion
   document to Internet Standard.

Working Group Summary

   The emailcore working group’s charter was to perform a “limited review and
   revision” of documents that describe a widely installed and used protocol.
   Participation in the emailcore working group was generally limited to a
   dozen or so individuals, owing in large part to the group’s work being
   focused on revising fifteen year old documents that are themselves
   third-generation revisions of originals first published in 1982.

   When reviewing this document, it is strongly suggested that you refer to:

Document Quality

   These are very well established protocols.  Implementations, commercial and
   open source, abound.

   No particular reviewers that haven't already weighed in are critical to
   forward movement here.


   The Document Shepherd for this document is Todd Herr. The Responsible
   Area Director is Murray Kucherawy.

RFC Editor Note