The Expires Header in E-mail

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Authors Thomas Nolf  , Michael Welzl  , Jacob Palme 
Last updated 2008-08-04
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This memo introduces a new email header called Expires. Using this header, the sender of an email can state that (s)he believes this message will be irrelevant after the indicated date/time. The receiving MUA can then automatically detect that a message has expired and facilitate handling of such emails for the user.


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