Creation and Use of Email Feedback Reports: An Applicability Statement for the Abuse Reporting Format (ARF)

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Author J.D. Falk 
Last updated 2011-09-06 (latest revision 2011-05-15)
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RFC 5965 defines an extensible, machine-readable format intended for mail operators to report feedback about received email to other parties. This document describes how this format is utilized for reporting at scale between large mailbox providers, and from large mailbox providers to other sending entities. Applicability Statement? [RFC Editor: please remove this section prior to publication.] This document is part of the experiment to reintroduce Applicability Statements, as defined in section 3.2 of [RFC2026], to the Applications Area.


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