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Email mailstore and eXtensions To Revise or Amend (extra)

WG Name Email mailstore and eXtensions To Revise or Amend
Acronym extra
Area Applications and Real-Time Area (art)
State Active
Charter charter-ietf-extra-01 Approved
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Personnel Chairs Bron Gondwana, Jiankang Yao
Area Director Murray Kucherawy
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Charter for Working Group

The IETF maintains several key email related protocols that relate to
message delivery to mailstores and mailstore access. These include
the following:

IMAP (RFC3501)
ManageSieve (RFC5804)

From time to time, there are bursts of work to do and the motivation and
critical mass to do it. When such bursts coincide, it's important to
give them a home. This working group provides such a venue.

The WG will work on updates, extensions, and revisions to the above
email protocols. Upon formation, the working group will consider any
existing Internet Drafts that could be appropriate for its processing.
While an interest poll for a new related idea is fine, the WG should
avoid detailed discussion of work items lacking an Internet-Draft.

The working group will start with processing the backlog of IMAP/Sieve
extensions. Once this is done it will continue processing submitted
IMAP/Sieve extensions, as well as work on a revision of IMAP (RFC 3501).
Work on updating this RFC will include appropriate corrections,
clarifications, or amplifications to reflect existing practice or
to address problems that have been identified through experience with
IMAP as currently specified. Also eligible for consideration is
the incorporation of accumulated errata or consolidation with newer documents
that have updated and/or extended the base specification. However,
any new functionality is expected to be pursued via
extensions rather than changes to the base protocol wherever possible.

If there is interest in revising SIEVE (RFC5228) and ManageSieve
(RFC5804), the WG will recharter.

Expressly excluded from this charter is work on any protocol for which a
dedicated working group already exists, such as DMARC, DCRUP or JMAP, as well
as any work on POP3, SMTP/LMTP and email format/MIME. However, each working group
should endeavor to remain aware of the activities of the other and collaborate
as needed.


Date Milestone Associated documents
Jun 2024 Submit Sieve EAI to IESG draft-bosch-sieve-eai
Apr 2024 Submit Sieve Calendar processing draft to IESG
Apr 2024 Adopt a document for EAI with Sieve draft-bosch-sieve-eai
Apr 2024 Submit process imip draft to IESG draft-ietf-extra-processimip
Dec 2023 Submit IMAP UIDONLY draft to IESG draft-ietf-extra-imap-uidonly

Done milestones

Date Milestone Associated documents
Done Submit MESSAGELIMIT draft draft-ietf-extra-imap-messagelimit
Done Submit LIST-METADATA draft to IESG draft-ietf-extra-imap-list-metadata
Done Submit IMAP INPROGRESS draft to IESG draft-ietf-extra-imap-inprogress
Done Adopt a document for returning metadata in list responses draft-murchison-imap-list-metadata
Done Adopt a document creating a sieve actions registry
Done Submit "Quota BIS" to IESG as a Proposed Standard draft-ietf-extra-quota
Done Submit "IMAP4rev2" to IESG as a Proposed Standard draft-ietf-extra-imap4rev2
Done Adopt a sieve-snooze document
Done Submit sieve-mailboxid to the IESG as a proposed standard draft-ietf-extra-sieve-mailboxid
Done Adopt a QUOTA-BIS document
Done Submit "IMAP4 Extension for Returning MYRIGHTS Information in Extended LIST" to IESG as a Proposed Standard
Done Submit "Sieve Email Filtering: Delivering to Special-Use Mailboxes" to IESG as a Proposed Standard

1 new milestone currently in Area Director review.