Sieve-An extension for providing instant notifications

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Tim Martin  , Wolfgang Segmuller 
Last updated 2010-02-01 (latest revision 2001-11-29)
Replaced by RFC 5435, RFC 5435, RFC 5435, RFC 5435, RFC 5435, RFC 5435, RFC 5435
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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.


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