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RFC 5228 on Sieve: An Email Filtering Language

2008-01-16 13:04:39

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        RFC 5228

        Title:      Sieve: An Email Filtering Language 
        Author:     P. Guenther, Ed.,
                    T. Showalter, Ed.
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       January 2008
        Mailbox:    guenther(_at_)sendmail(_dot_)com, 
        Pages:      42
        Characters: 87531
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-sieve-3028bis-13.txt


This document describes a language for filtering email messages at
time of final delivery.  It is designed to be implementable on either
a mail client or mail server.  It is meant to be extensible, simple,
and independent of access protocol, mail architecture, and operating
system.  It is suitable for running on a mail server where users may
not be allowed to execute arbitrary programs, such as on black box
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) servers, as the base language
has no variables, loops, or ability to shell out to external
programs.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

This document is a product of the Sieve Mail Filtering Language
Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.Please refer to the current edition of the Internet
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