In article <E7879D210B2E1B7EC51557CA@PSB> you write:
suggest that he review the recent thread on ietf-smtp
(https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/ietf-smtp) and, if they
can be found and searched (I suspect they cannot) the archives
of the mailing list for the long-gone DRUMS WG to understand the
history of this issue.
The IETF's IMAP server has 1277 messages in its DRUMS folder, from
1995 to 2001.
They all seem to be in the new combined archive, too.
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