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E-mail Authentication for Internationalized Mail

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual in art area)
Expired & archived
Author John R. Levine
Last updated 2018-10-27 (Latest revision 2018-07-31)
Replaced by RFC 8616
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Proposed Standard
Stream WG state Submitted to IESG for Publication
Document shepherd (None)
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-dmarc-eaiauth
Action Holders
Consensus boilerplate Yes
Telechat date (None)
Responsible AD Alexey Melnikov
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


SPF, DKIM, and DMARC enable a domain owner to publish e-mail authentication and policy information in the DNS. In internationalized e-mail, domain names can occur both as U-labels and A-labels. The Authentication-Results header reports the result of authentication checks made with SPF, DKIM, DMARC, and other schemes. This specification clarifies when to use which form of domain names when using SPF, DKIM, and DMARC and when creating Authentication- Results headers.


John R. Levine

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