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Sieve Email Filtering -- Regular Expression Extension

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Author Kenneth Murchison
Last updated 2010-02-01 (Latest revision 2004-10-27)
Replaced by draft-ietf-sieve-regex
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In some cases, it is desirable to have a string matching mechanism which is more powerful than a simple exact match, a substring match or a glob-style wildcard match. The regular expression matching mechanism defined in this draft should allow users to isolate just about any string or address in a message header or envelope.


Kenneth Murchison

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