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The Require-Recipient-Valid-Since Header Field

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (appsawg WG)
Expired & archived
Authors William Mills , Murray Kucherawy
Last updated 2013-08-19 (Latest revision 2013-08-02)
Replaced by RFC 7293
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Awaiting Merge with Other Document
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-appsawg-rrvs-header-field
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This document defines an email header field, Require-Recipient-Valid- Since, to provide a method for senders to indicate to receivers the time when the sender last confirmed the ownership of the target mailbox. This can be used to detect changes of mailbox ownership, and thus prevent mail from being delivered to the wrong party. The intended use of this header field is on automatically generated messages that might contain sensitive information.


William Mills
Murray Kucherawy

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