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Alexey Melnikov

Alexey Melnikov is currently co-director of the IETF Applications and Real-Time Area and is the Internet Messaging Team Lead at Isode. In his spare time he also tries to help maintain Cyrus SASL. Alexey is the author or co-author of 55+ published RFCs related to electronic mail and application layer security. In the past he co-chaired the Sieve, Kitten and Usefor IETF Working Groups. Since 1998 his areas of interest have included IMAP, email filtering using Sieve, mobile network optimizations of application protocols, application protocol and format design, real-time collaboration and security frameworks for providing authentication and data integrity/confidentiality. Alexey received a bachelor's degree with honors in computer science and mathematics from Moscow State University.


Role Group Email
Chair IOT Operations (iotops)
Chair Structured Email (sml)
Chair Common Authentication Technology Next Generation (kitten)
Chair Crypto Forum (cfrg)
Chair Revision of core Email specifications (emailcore)
Member Internet Research Steering Group (irsg)
Member The Tools Team (tools)
Reviewer Security Area Directorate (secdir)
Reviewer Internet of Things Directorate (iotdir)

RFCs (66)

RFC Date Title Cited by
RFC 3503 Mar 2003 Message Disposition Notification (MDN) profile for Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) 4 RFCs
RFC 3691 Feb 2004 Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) UNSELECT command 4 RFCs
RFC 4314 Dec 2005 IMAP4 Access Control List (ACL) Extension 24 RFCs
RFC 4422 Jun 2006 Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) 69 RFCs
RFC 4466 Apr 2006 Collected Extensions to IMAP4 ABNF 25 RFCs
RFC 4549 Jun 2006 Synchronization Operations for Disconnected IMAP4 Clients 5 RFCs
RFC 4550 Jun 2006 Internet Email to Support Diverse Service Environments (Lemonade) Profile 4 RFCs
RFC 4551 Jun 2006 IMAP Extension for Conditional STORE Operation or Quick Flag Changes Resynchronization 13 RFCs
RFC 4731 Nov 2006 IMAP4 Extension to SEARCH Command for Controlling What Kind of Information Is Returned 9 RFCs
RFC 4752 Nov 2006 The Kerberos V5 ("GSSAPI") Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) Mechanism 7 RFCs
RFC 4954 Jul 2007 SMTP Service Extension for Authentication 18 RFCs
RFC 5092 Nov 2007 IMAP URL Scheme 7 RFCs
RFC 5161 Mar 2008 The IMAP ENABLE Extension 8 RFCs
RFC 5162 Mar 2008 IMAP4 Extensions for Quick Mailbox Resynchronization 5 RFCs
RFC 5178 May 2008 Generic Security Service Application Program Interface (GSS-API) Internationalization and Domain-Based Service Names and Name Type 3 RFCs
RFC 5182 Mar 2008 IMAP Extension for Referencing the Last SEARCH Result 5 RFCs
RFC 5232 Jan 2008 Sieve Email Filtering: Imap4flags Extension 7 RFCs
RFC 5255 Jun 2008 Internet Message Access Protocol Internationalization 10 RFCs
RFC 5258 Jun 2008 Internet Message Access Protocol version 4 - LIST Command Extensions 9 RFCs
RFC 5259 Jul 2008 Internet Message Access Protocol - CONVERT Extension 5 RFCs
RFC 5337 Sep 2008 Internationalized Delivery Status and Disposition Notifications 5 RFCs
RFC 5435 Jan 2009 Sieve Email Filtering: Extension for Notifications 14 RFCs
RFC 5437 Jan 2009 Sieve Notification Mechanism: Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) 5 RFCs
RFC 5465 Feb 2009 The IMAP NOTIFY Extension 7 RFCs
RFC 5466 Feb 2009 IMAP4 Extension for Named Searches (Filters) 2 RFCs
RFC 5490 Mar 2009 The Sieve Mail-Filtering Language -- Extensions for Checking Mailbox Status and Accessing Mailbox Metadata 5 RFCs
RFC 5550 Aug 2009 The Internet Email to Support Diverse Service Environments (Lemonade) Profile 2 RFCs
RFC 5788 Mar 2010 IMAP4 Keyword Registry 3 RFCs
RFC 5802 Jul 2010 Salted Challenge Response Authentication Mechanism (SCRAM) SASL and GSS-API Mechanisms 14 RFCs
RFC 5803 Jul 2010 Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Schema for Storing Salted Challenge Response Authentication Mechanism (SCRAM) Secrets 1 RFC
RFC 5804 Jul 2010 A Protocol for Remotely Managing Sieve Scripts 6 RFCs
RFC 5819 Mar 2010 IMAP4 Extension for Returning STATUS Information in Extended LIST 5 RFCs
RFC 6047 Dec 2010 iCalendar Message-Based Interoperability Protocol (iMIP) 4 RFCs
RFC 6133 Jul 2011 Sieve Email Filtering: Use of Presence Information with Auto-Responder Functionality 2 RFCs
RFC 6134 Jul 2011 Sieve Extension: Externally Stored Lists 3 RFCs
RFC 6196 Mar 2011 Moving mailserver: URI Scheme to Historic
RFC 6237 May 2011 IMAP4 Multimailbox SEARCH Extension 2 RFCs
RFC 6331 Jul 2011 Moving DIGEST-MD5 to Historic 1 RFC
RFC 6455 Dec 2011 The WebSocket Protocol 24 RFCs
RFC 6468 Feb 2012 Sieve Notification Mechanism: SIP MESSAGE
RFC 6477 Jan 2012 Registration of Military Message Handling System (MMHS) Header Fields for Use in Internet Mail
RFC 6533 Feb 2012 Internationalized Delivery Status and Disposition Notifications 7 RFCs
RFC 6558 Mar 2012 Sieve Extension for Converting Messages before Delivery 1 RFC
RFC 6657 Jul 2012 Update to MIME regarding "charset" Parameter Handling in Textual Media Types 5 RFCs
RFC 6710 Aug 2012 Simple Mail Transfer Protocol Extension for Message Transfer Priorities 3 RFCs
RFC 6758 Oct 2012 Tunneling of SMTP Message Transfer Priorities
RFC 6839 Jan 2013 Additional Media Type Structured Syntax Suffixes 9 RFCs
RFC 7162 May 2014 IMAP Extensions: Quick Flag Changes Resynchronization (CONDSTORE) and Quick Mailbox Resynchronization (QRESYNC) 3 RFCs
RFC 7281 Jun 2014 Authentication-Results Registration for S/MIME Signature Verification 2 RFCs
RFC 7377 Oct 2014 IMAP4 Multimailbox SEARCH Extension 1 RFC
RFC 7444 Feb 2015 Security Labels in Internet Email
RFC 7613 Aug 2015 Preparation, Enforcement, and Comparison of Internationalized Strings Representing Usernames and Passwords 15 RFCs
RFC 7804 Mar 2016 Salted Challenge Response HTTP Authentication Mechanism 1 RFC
RFC 7817 Mar 2016 Updated Transport Layer Security (TLS) Server Identity Check Procedure for Email-Related Protocols 2 RFCs
RFC 7888 May 2016 IMAP4 Non-synchronizing Literals 2 RFCs
RFC 7912 Jun 2016 Message Authorizing Email Header Field and Its Use for the Draft and Release Procedure
RFC 8098 Feb 2017 Message Disposition Notification 4 RFCs
RFC 8265 Oct 2017 Preparation, Enforcement, and Comparison of Internationalized Strings Representing Usernames and Passwords 6 RFCs
RFC 8398 May 2018 Internationalized Email Addresses in X.509 Certificates 4 RFCs
RFC 8494 Nov 2018 Multicast Email (MULE) over Allied Communications Publication (ACP) 142
RFC 8823 Apr 2021 Extensions to Automatic Certificate Management Environment for End-User S/MIME Certificates
RFC 9051 Aug 2021 Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) - Version 4rev2 3 RFCs
RFC 9122 Jun 2023 IANA Registry for Sieve Actions
RFC 9208 Mar 2022 IMAP QUOTA Extension
RFC 9219 Apr 2022 S/MIME Signature Verification Extension to the JSON Meta Application Protocol (JMAP)
RFC 9394 Jun 2023 IMAP PARTIAL Extension for Paged SEARCH and FETCH

Active Internet-Drafts (12)

Expired Internet-Drafts (114)

(Excluding replaced Internet-Drafts.)

Internet-Draft Activity