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IMAP4 Authentication Mechanisms
RFC 1731

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Subject: Protocol Action: 'IMAP4 Authentication mechanisms' to 

The IESG has approved the following document:

- 'IMAP4 Authentication mechanisms '
  RFC 1731 as a Historic

This document is the product of the Internet Message Access Protocol 
Working Group. 

The IESG contact persons are Chris Newman and Lisa Dusseault.

A URL of this RFC is:

Ballot Text

Technical Summary
 RFC 1731 was the predecessor to SASL (RFC 2222, 4422) that was used
 by old versions of IMAP (RFC 1730, 2060) and POP AUTH (RFC 1734).  All
 normative references to it have now been obsoleted so it is time for
 this to be obsoleted.
Working Group Summary
 This was the request of an individual submission.
Protocol Quality
 This was reviewed for the IESG by Chris Newman.

RFC Editor Note