Problem Statement and Requirements for Header Protection

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (lamps WG)
Authors Alexey Melnikov  , Bernie Hoeneisen 
Last updated 2020-05-01 (latest revision 2019-10-29)
Replaces draft-melnikov-lamps-header-protection
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Privacy and security issues with email header protection in S/MIME have been identified for some time. However, the desire to fix these issues has only recently been expressed in the IETF LAMPS Working Group. The existing S/MIME specification is likely to be updated regarding header protection. This document describes the problem statement, generic use cases, and requirements of header protection.


Alexey Melnikov (
Bernie Hoeneisen (

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