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RFC 3028 on Sieve: A Mail Filtering Language




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        RFC 3028

        Title:	    Sieve: A Mail Filtering Language
        Author(s):  T. Showalter
        Status:     Standards Track
	Date:       January 2001
        Mailbox:    tjs@mirapoint.com
        Pages:      35
        Characters: 73582
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeALso:  None

        I-D Tag:    draft-showalter-sieve-12.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3028.txt


This document describes a language for filtering e-mail 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 it has no
variables, loops, or ability to shell out to external programs.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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 Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the
standardization state and status of this protocol.  Distribution
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Joyce K. Reynolds and Sandy Ginoza
USC/Information Sciences Institute

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