Message Header Field for Indicating Message Authentication Status
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, Tim Draegen <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Protocol Action: 'Message Header Field for Indicating Message Authentication Status' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-dmarc-rfc7601bis-05.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Message Header Field for Indicating Message Authentication Status' (draft-ietf-dmarc-rfc7601bis-05.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Adam Roach, Alexey Melnikov and Ben Campbell. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-dmarc-rfc7601bis/
Technical Summary This document specifies a message header field called Authentication- Results for use with electronic mail messages to indicate the results of message authentication efforts. Any receiver-side software, such as mail filters or Mail User Agents (MUAs), can use this header field to relay that information in a convenient and meaningful way to users or to make sorting and filtering decisions. Working Group Summary There is strong consensus for this document in the DMARC WG. The WG set out to update 7601 with only minimal changes needed to bring the document current with existing practice (EAI), ongoing refinement of existing specification (DKIM), and change needed to simplify ongoing WG development (ABNF changes). Editorial changes are only picked up to correct errors and grammar nits. There was some appetite to include additional editorial and content changes, but the WG's scope required changes to be obvious and non-controversial. Document Quality This is widely implemented specification and there are multiple implementations. Personnel The Document Shepherd for this document is Tim Draegen. The responsible Area Director is Alexey Melnikov.