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Concluded WG Post Office Protocol (pop)

Note: The data for concluded WGs is occasionally incorrect.

WG Name Post Office Protocol
Acronym pop
Area Applications Area (app)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-pop-01 Approved
Document dependencies
Personnel Chair Dr. Marshall T. Rose
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Final Charter for Working Group

The POP working group is chartered to survey existing POP
implementations and determine how well implementations match the
specification in RFC 1225. Based on this survey, determine what
clarifications need to be made to the specification and also what
additional features or simplifications are warranted.

The scope of the working group focuses only on POP 3. Work on other
mailbox access protocols are not within the charter of this working


Date Milestone Associated documents
Dec 1992 Post an revison of the POP as an Internet Draft if needed.
Nov 1992 Review and Approved the charter. Begin Survey of existing implementations and compare them against RFC 1225 for implementation and operational experience.
Mar 1992 Review the final version of the Internet Draft and recommend it's publication as a Proposed or Draft Standard, depending on the amount of changes required.