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SMTP Extension for Internationalized Email
RFC 6531

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                            J. Yao
Request for Comments: 6531                                        W. Mao
Obsoletes: 5336                                                    CNNIC
Category: Standards Track                                  February 2012
ISSN: 2070-1721

               SMTP Extension for Internationalized Email

Abstract

   This document specifies an SMTP extension for transport and delivery
   of email messages with internationalized email addresses or header
   information.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

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   modifications of such material outside the IETF Standards Process.
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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     1.1.  Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     1.2.  Changes Made to Other Specifications . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   2.  Overview of Operation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   3.  Mail Transport-Level Protocol  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     3.1.  Framework for the Internationalization Extension . . . . .  4
     3.2.  The SMTPUTF8 Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     3.3.  Extended Mailbox Address Syntax  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     3.4.  MAIL Command Parameter Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     3.5.  Non-ASCII Addresses and Reply-Codes  . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     3.6.  Body Parts and SMTP Extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     3.7.  Additional ESMTP Changes and Clarifications  . . . . . . . 10
       3.7.1.  The Initial SMTP Exchange  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
       3.7.2.  Mail eXchangers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
       3.7.3.  Trace Information  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       3.7.4.  UTF-8 Strings in Replies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
   4.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     4.1.  SMTP Service Extensions Registry . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     4.2.  SMTP Enhanced Status Code Registry . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     4.3.  WITH Protocol Types Sub-Registry of the Mail
           Transmission Types Registry  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
   5.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
   6.  Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
   7.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
     7.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
     7.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

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1.  Introduction

   The document defines a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol [RFC5321]

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