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RFC 2919 on List-Id
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- Subject: RFC 2919 on List-Id
- From: RFC Editor <rfc-ed@ISI.EDU>
- Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 16:50:44 -0700
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- Delivery-date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 03:29:39 +0300
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A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.
Title: List-Id: A Structured Field and Namespace for the
Identification of Mailing Lists
Author(s): R. Chandhok, G. Wenger
Status: Standards Track
Date: March 2001
Mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
I-D Tag: draft-chandhok-listid-04.txt
Software that handles electronic mailing list messages (servers
and user agents) needs a way to reliably identify messages that
belong to a particular mailing list. With the advent of list
management headers, it has become even more important
to provide a unique identifier for a mailing list regardless of
the particular host that serves as the list processor at any
The List-Id header provides a standard location for such an
identifier. In addition, a namespace for list identifiers
based on fully qualified domain names is described. This
namespace is intended to guarantee uniqueness for list owners
who require it, while allowing for a less rigorous namespace
for experimental and personal use.
By including the List-Id field, list servers can make it easier
for mail clients to provide automated tools for users to
perform list functions. The list identifier can serve as a key
to make many automated processing tasks easier, and hence more
This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.
This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for
the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions
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