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Sieve-An extension for providing instant notifications

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Tim Martin , Wolfgang Segmuller
Last updated 2010-02-01 (Latest revision 2001-11-29)
Replaced by RFC 5435
RFC stream (None)
Intended RFC status Proposed Standard
Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
RFC Editor Note (None)
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-sieve-notify
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


Users go to great lengths to be notified as quickly as possible that they have received new mail. Most of these methods involve polling to check for new messages periodically. A push method handled by the final delivery agent gives users quicker notifications and saves server resources. This document does not specify the notification method but is expected that using existing instant messaging infrastructure such as Zephyr, ICQ, or SMS messages will be popular. This draft describes an extension to the Sieve mail filtering language that allows users to give specific preferences for notification of Sieve actions.


Tim Martin
Wolfgang Segmuller

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