Simple New Mail Notification
Draft of message to be sent after approval:
From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Document Action: 'Simple New Mail Notification' to Informational RFC The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Simple New Mail Notification ' <draft-gellens-notify-mail-03.txt> as an Informational RFC This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Scott Hollenbeck. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-gellens-notify-mail-03.txt
Technical Summary This memo documents a long-standing technique, supported by a large number of mail servers, which allows users to be notified of new mail. In addition to server support, there are a number of clients which support this, ranging from full email clients to specialized clients whose only purpose is to receive new mail notifications and alert a mail client. In brief, the technique is for the server to send the string "nm_notifyuser" to the finger port on the IP address (either configured or last used) for the user who has received new mail. Working Group Summary An individual submitter requested that this document be published as an Informational RFC. There has been no formal working group review of the document, but an IETF-wide last call was completed with no comment received from the community. Protocol Quality Scott Hollenbeck has reviewed this specification for the IESG.