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Overview and Framework for Internationalized Email

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Dr. John C. Klensin , YangWoo Ko
Last updated 2006-02-22
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Full use of electronic mail throughout the world requires that people be able to use their own names, written correctly in their own languages and scripts, as mailbox names in email addresses. This document introduces a series of specifications and operational suggestions that define mechanisms and protocol extensions needed to fully support internationalized email addresses. These changes include an SMTP extension and extension of email header syntax to accommodate UTF-8 data. The document set also will include discussion of key assumptions and issues in deploying fully internationalized email.


Dr. John C. Klensin
YangWoo Ko

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