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Concluded WG Mobile Multimedia Messaging Service (mmms)

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WG Name Mobile Multimedia Messaging Service
Acronym mmms
Area Applications Area (app)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-mmms-01 Approved
Document dependencies
Personnel Chair James Mathis

Final Charter for Working Group

Advances in radio and cellular communications technology are making it
practical to exchange not just short text message but larger media-rich
messages in a wireless environment. This BOF is intended to determine
the need and interest in creating a new IETF working group within the
Application Area. This working group would develop internet practices
and standards to define how best multimedia messaging services could be
provided in a mobile or bandwidth-constrained Internet environment.  The
emphasis is on the application level protocols, not the transport or
network protocols associated with wireless networks.  Existing
multimedia messaging related standards (e.g., MIME, POP3, IMAP, SMTP)
would form the basis of this work, with additional work in areas to be
determined at the BOF meeting, potentially including:
* Push notifications to the client.
* Deliver of messages according the quality of network connection
currently available (due to coverage, network capacity and user
* Setup and activate user profiles that define handling rules
* Automatic or manual selective retrieval/forwarding of the parts
of individual messages
* Control of message part transcoding before deliver to client.

If sufficient interest exists, this BOF will create a draft charter for
a working group defining the scope of work and relationships with other
IETF working groups and external standards organizations.