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Network Working Group                                           G. Klyne
Internet-Draft                                              Nine by Nine
Expires: October 18, 2004                                       J. Palme
                                                Stockholm University/KTH
                                                          April 19, 2004


              Registration of mail and MIME header fields
                       draft-klyne-hdrreg-mail-04

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Abstract

   This document defines the initial IANA registration for permanent
   mail and MIME message header fields, per [[[RFC XXXX [1]]]].

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Table of Contents

   1.     Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   1.1    Structure of this document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   1.2    Document terminology and conventions . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   2.     Registration templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   2.1    Permanent mail header field registrations  . . . . . . . .   5
   2.1.1  Header field: Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   2.1.2  Header field: From . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   2.1.3  Header field: Sender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   2.1.4  Header field: Reply-To . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   2.1.5  Header field: To . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   2.1.6  Header field: Cc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   2.1.7  Header field: Bcc  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   2.1.8  Header field: Message-ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   2.1.9  Header field: In-Reply-To  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   2.1.10 Header field: References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   2.1.11 Header field: Subject  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   2.1.12 Header field: Comments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   2.1.13 Header field: Keywords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   2.1.14 Header field: Resent-Date  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   2.1.15 Header field: Resent-From  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   2.1.16 Header field: Resent-Sender  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   2.1.17 Header field: Resent-To  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   2.1.18 Header field: Resent-Cc  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   2.1.19 Header field: Resent-Bcc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   2.1.20 Header field: Resent-Reply-To  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   2.1.21 Header field: Resent-Message-ID  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   2.1.22 Header field: Return-Path  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   2.1.23 Header field: Received . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   2.1.24 Header field: Disposition-Notification-To  . . . . . . . .  18
   2.1.25 Header field: Disposition-Notification-Options . . . . . .  18
   2.1.26 Header field: Accept-Language  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   2.1.27 Header field: Original-Message-ID  . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   2.1.28 Header field: PICS-Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   2.1.29 Header field: Encoding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   2.1.30 Header field: List-Archive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   2.1.31 Header field: List-Help  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   2.1.32 Header field: List-ID  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
   2.1.33 Header field: List-Owner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
   2.1.34 Header field: List-Post  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
   2.1.35 Header field: List-Subscribe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
   2.1.36 Header field: List-Unsubscribe . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
   2.1.37 Header field: Message-Context  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
   2.1.38 Header field: DL-Expansion-History . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
   2.1.39 Header field: Alternate-Recipient  . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
   2.1.40 Header field: Original-Encoded-Information-Types . . . . .  25
   2.1.41 Header field: Content-Return . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26



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   2.1.42 Header field: Generate-Delivery-Report . . . . . . . . . .  26
   2.1.43 Header field: Prevent-NonDelivery-Report . . . . . . . . .  27
   2.1.44 Header field: Obsoletes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  27
   2.1.45 Header field: Supersedes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  28
   2.1.46 Header field: Content-Identifier . . . . . . . . . . . . .  28
   2.1.47 Header field: Delivery-Date  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  29
   2.1.48 Header field: Expiry-Date  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  29
   2.1.49 Header field: Expires  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  30
   2.1.50 Header field: Reply-By . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  30
   2.1.51 Header field: Importance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  31
   2.1.52 Header field: Incomplete-Copy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  31
   2.1.53 Header field: Priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  31
   2.1.54 Header field: Sensitivity  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  32
   2.1.55 Header field: Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  32
   2.1.56 Header field: Conversion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  33
   2.1.57 Header field: Conversion-With-Loss . . . . . . . . . . . .  33
   2.1.58 Header field: Message-Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  34
   2.1.59 Header field: Autosubmitted  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  34
   2.1.60 Header field: Autoforwarded  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  35
   2.1.61 Header field: Discarded-X400-IPMS-Extensions . . . . . . .  35
   2.1.62 Header field: Discarded-X400-MTS-Extensions  . . . . . . .  36
   2.1.63 Header field: Disclose-Recipients  . . . . . . . . . . . .  36
   2.1.64 Header field: Deferred-Delivery  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  37
   2.1.65 Header field: Latest-Delivery-Time . . . . . . . . . . . .  37
   2.1.66 Header field: Originator-Return-Address  . . . . . . . . .  38
   2.1.67 Header field: X400-Content-Identifier  . . . . . . . . . .  38
   2.1.68 Header field: X400-Content-Return  . . . . . . . . . . . .  39
   2.1.69 Header field: X400-Content-Type  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  39
   2.1.70 Header field: X400-MTS-Identifier  . . . . . . . . . . . .  39
   2.1.71 Header field: X400-Originator  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  40
   2.1.72 Header field: X400-Received  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  40
   2.1.73 Header field: X400-Recipients  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  41
   2.1.74 Header field: X400-Trace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  41
   2.2    Permanent MIME header field registrations  . . . . . . . .  42
   2.2.1  Header field: MIME-Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  42
   2.2.2  Header field: Content-ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  43
   2.2.3  Header field: Content-Description  . . . . . . . . . . . .  43
   2.2.4  Header field: Content-Transfer-Encoding  . . . . . . . . .  43
   2.2.5  Header field: Content-Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  44
   2.2.6  Header field: Content-Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  44
   2.2.7  Header field: Content-Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  45
   2.2.8  Header field: Content-features . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  45
   2.2.9  Header field: Content-Disposition  . . . . . . . . . . . .  46
   2.2.10 Header field: Content-Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  46
   2.2.11 Header field: Content-Alternative  . . . . . . . . . . . .  47
   2.2.12 Header field: Content-MD5  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  47
   2.2.13 Header field: Content-Duration . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  48
   3.     IANA considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  48



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   4.     Security considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  48
   5.     Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  48
          Normative references . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  49
          Informative references . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  50
          Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  51
   A.     Revision history . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  51
   A.1    draft-klyne-hdrreg-mail-04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  51
   A.2    draft-klyne-hdrreg-mail-03 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  52
   A.3    draft-klyne-hdrreg-mail-02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  52
   A.4    draft-klyne-hdrreg-mail-01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  53
   A.5    draft-klyne-hdrreg-mail-00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  53
   B.     TODO:  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  54
          Intellectual Property and Copyright Statements . . . . . .  55






































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1. Introduction

   This document defines IANA registration for a number of mail message
   and MIME header fields, per Registration procedures for message
   header fields [1].

   The main body of this document is automatically generated from RDF/N3
   data.  Some experimental HTML registry pages have been prepared from
   the same data, and can be found at  [28].

1.1 Structure of this document

   Section Section 2.1 contains the templates for initial registration
   of mail message header fields.

   Section Section 2.2 contains templates for initial registration of
   MIME header fields.

1.2 Document terminology and conventions

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED",  "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [10].

   [[[Editorial comments and questions about outstanding issues are
   provided in triple brackets like this.  These working comments should
   be resolved and removed prior to final publication.]]]

2. Registration templates

   Header field registry entries are summarized in tabular form for
   convenience of reference, and presented in full in the following
   sections.

2.1 Permanent mail header field registrations


   Header name         Protocol
   -----------         --------
   Date                Mail      Message date and time
   From                Mail      Mailbox of message author
   Sender              Mail      Mailbox of message sender
   Reply-To            Mail      Mailbox for replies to message
   To                  Mail      Primary recipient mailbox
   Cc                  Mail      Carbon-copy recipient mailbox
   Bcc                 Mail      Blind-carbon-copy recipient
                                 mailbox
   Message-ID          Mail      Message identifier



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   In-Reply-To         Mail      Identify replied-to message(s)
   References          Mail      Related message identifier(s)
   Subject             Mail      Topic of message
   Comments            Mail      Additional comments about the
                                 message
   Keywords            Mail      Message key words and/or phrases
   Resent-Date         Mail      Date and time message is resent
   Resent-From         Mail      Mailbox of person for whom message
                                 is resent
   Resent-Sender       Mail      Mailbox of person who actually
                                 resends the message
   Resent-To           Mail      Mailbox to which message is resent
   Resent-Cc           Mail      Mailbox(es) to which message is
                                 cc'ed on resend
   Resent-Bcc          Mail      Mailbox(es) to which message is
                                 bcc'ed on resend
   Resent-Reply-To     Mail      Resent reply-to
   Resent-Message-ID   Mail      Message identifier for resent
                                 message
   Return-Path         Mail      Message return path
   Received            Mail      Mail transfer trace information
   Disposition-Notification-To
                       Mail      Mailbox for sending disposition
                                 notification
   Disposition-Notification-Options
                       Mail      Disposition notification options
   Accept-Language     Mail      Language(s) for auto-responses
   Original-Message-ID Mail      Original message identifier
   PICS-Label          Mail      PICS rating label
   Encoding            Mail      Message encoding and other
                                 information
   List-Archive        Mail      URL of mailing list archive
   List-Help           Mail      URL for mailing list information
   List-ID             Mail      Mailing list identifier
   List-Owner          Mail      URL for mailing list owner's
                                 mailbox
   List-Post           Mail      URL for mailing list posting
   List-Subscribe      Mail      URL for mailing list subscription
   List-Unsubscribe    Mail      URL for mailing list
                                 unsubscription
   Message-Context     Mail      Type or context of message
   DL-Expansion-History
                       Mail      Trace of distribution lists passed
   Alternate-Recipient Mail      Controls forwarding to alternate
                                 recipients
   Original-Encoded-Information-Types
                       Mail      Body part types in message
   Content-Return      Mail      Return content on non-delivery?



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   Generate-Delivery-Report
                       Mail      Request delivery report generation
   Prevent-NonDelivery-Report
                       Mail      Non-delivery report required?
   Obsoletes           Mail      Reference message to be replaced
   Supersedes          Mail      Reference message to be replaced
   Content-Identifier  Mail      Message content identifier
   Delivery-Date       Mail      Message delivery time
   Expiry-Date         Mail      Message expiry time
   Expires             Mail      Message expiry time
   Reply-By            Mail      Time by which a reply is requested
   Importance          Mail      Message importance
   Incomplete-Copy     Mail      Body parts are missing.
   Priority            Mail      Message priority
   Sensitivity         Mail      Message content sensitivity
   Language            Mail      X.400 message content lenguage
   Conversion          Mail      Conversion allowed?
   Conversion-With-Loss
                       Mail      Lossy conversion allowed?
   Message-Type        Mail      Message type: delivery report?
   Autosubmitted       Mail      Automatically submitted indicator
   Autoforwarded       Mail      Automatically forwarded indicator
   Discarded-X400-IPMS-Extensions
                       Mail      X.400 IPM extensions discarded
   Discarded-X400-MTS-Extensions
                       Mail      X.400 MTS extensions discarded
   Disclose-Recipients Mail      Disclose names of other
                                 recipients?
   Deferred-Delivery   Mail      Deferred delivery information
   Latest-Delivery-Time
                       Mail      Latest delivery time requested
   Originator-Return-Address
                       Mail      Originator return address
   X400-Content-Identifier
                       Mail      Message content identifier
   X400-Content-Return Mail      Return content on non-delivery?
   X400-Content-Type   Mail      X400 content type
   X400-MTS-Identifier Mail      X400 MTS-Identifier
   X400-Originator     Mail      X400 Originator
   X400-Received       Mail      X400 Received
   X400-Recipients     Mail      X400 Recipients
   X400-Trace          Mail      X400 Trace

                                Figure 1







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2.1.1 Header field: Date

   Description:
      Message date and time

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2822 [19] (section 3.6.1)

   Related information:
      Specifies the date and time at which the creator of the message
      indicated that the message was complete and ready to enter the
      mail delivery system.


2.1.2 Header field: From

   Description:
      Mailbox of message author

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2822 [19] (section 3.6.2)

   Related information:
      Specifies the author(s) of the message, that is, the mailbox(es)
      of the person(s) or system(s) responsible for the writing of the
      message.


2.1.3 Header field: Sender






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   Description:
      Mailbox of message sender

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2822 [19] (section 3.6.2)

   Related information:
      Specifies the mailbox of the agent responsible for the actual
      transmission of the message.


2.1.4 Header field: Reply-To

   Description:
      Mailbox for replies to message

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2822 [19] (section 3.6.2)

   Related information:
      When the "Reply-To:" field is present, it indicates the
      mailbox(es) to which the author of the message suggests that
      replies be sent.


2.1.5 Header field: To

   Description:
      Primary recipient mailbox






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   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2822 [19] (section 3.6.3)

   Related information:
      Contains the address(es) of the primary recipient(s) of the
      message.


2.1.6 Header field: Cc

   Description:
      Carbon-copy recipient mailbox

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2822 [19] (section 3.6.3)

   Related information:
      Contains the addresses of others who are to receive the message,
      though the content of the message may not be directed at them.


2.1.7 Header field: Bcc

   Description:
      Blind-carbon-copy recipient mailbox

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track






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   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2822 [19] (section 3.6.3)

   Related information:
      Contains addresses of recipients of the message whose addresses
      are not to be revealed to other recipients of the message.


2.1.8 Header field: Message-ID

   Description:
      Message identifier

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2822 [19] (section 3.6.4)

   Related information:
      Contains a single unique message identifier that refers to a
      particular version of a particular message. If the message is
      resent without changes, the original Message-ID is retained.


2.1.9 Header field: In-Reply-To

   Description:
      Identify replied-to message(s)

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force





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   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2822 [19] (section 3.6.4)

   Related information:
      The message identifier(s) of the original message(s) to which the
      current message is a reply.


2.1.10 Header field: References

   Description:
      Related message identifier(s)

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2822 [19] (section 3.6.4)

   Related information:
      The message identifier(s) of other message(s) to which the current
      message may be related. In RFC2822, the definition was changed to
      say that this header field contains a list of all Message-IDs of
      messages in the preceding reply chain.


2.1.11 Header field: Subject

   Description:
      Topic of message

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2822 [19] (section 3.6.5)





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   Related information:
      Contains a short string identifying the topic of the message.


2.1.12 Header field: Comments

   Description:
      Additional comments about the message

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2822 [19] (section 3.6.5)

   Related information:
      Contains any additional comments on the text of the body of the
      message. Warning: Some mailers will not show this field to
      recipients.


2.1.13 Header field: Keywords

   Description:
      Message key words and/or phrases

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2822 [19] (section 3.6.5)

   Related information:
      Contains a comma-separated list of important words and phrases
      that might be useful for the recipient.






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2.1.14 Header field: Resent-Date

   Description:
      Date and time message is resent

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2822 [19] (section 3.6.6)

   Related information:
      Contains the date and time that a message is reintroduced into the
      message transfer system.


2.1.15 Header field: Resent-From

   Description:
      Mailbox of person for whom message is resent

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2822 [19] (section 3.6.6)

   Related information:
      Contains the mailbox of the agent who has reintroduced the message
      into the message transfer system, or on whose behanlf the message
      has been resent.


2.1.16 Header field: Resent-Sender

   Description:
      Mailbox of person who actually resends the message




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   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2822 [19] (section 3.6.6)

   Related information:
      Contains the mailbox of the agent who has reintroduced the message
      into the message transfer system, if this is different from the
      Resent-from value.


2.1.17 Header field: Resent-To

   Description:
      Mailbox to which message is resent

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2822 [19] (section 3.6.6)

   Related information:
      Contains the mailbox(es) to which the message has been resent.


2.1.18 Header field: Resent-Cc

   Description:
      Mailbox(es) to which message is cc'ed on resend

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track






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   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2822 [19] (section 3.6.6)

   Related information:
      Containes the mailbox(es) to which message is cc'ed on resend


2.1.19 Header field: Resent-Bcc

   Description:
      Mailbox(es) to which message is bcc'ed on resend

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2822 [19] (section 3.6.6)

   Related information:
      Containes the mailbox(es) to which message is bcc'ed on resend


2.1.20 Header field: Resent-Reply-To

   Description:
      Resent reply-to

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: obsolete

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2822 [19]





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   Related information:
      Resent Reply-to.  Defined by RFC 822, obsoleteed by RFC2822.


2.1.21 Header field: Resent-Message-ID

   Description:
      Message identifier for resent message

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2822 [19] (section 3.6.6)

   Related information:
      Contains a message identifier for a resent message


2.1.22 Header field: Return-Path

   Description:
      Message return path

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2822 [19] (section 3.6.7)

   Related information:
      Return path for message response diagnostics. See also, RFC 2821.


2.1.23 Header field: Received






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   Description:
      Mail transfer trace information

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2822 [19] (section 3.6.7)

   Related information:
      Contains information about receipt of the current message by a
      mail transfer agent on the transfer path. See also, RFC 2821.


2.1.24 Header field: Disposition-Notification-To

   Description:
      Mailbox for sending disposition notification

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2298 [13]

   Related information:
      Indicates that the sender wants a disposition notification when
      this message is received (read, processed, etc.) by its
      recipients.


2.1.25 Header field: Disposition-Notification-Options

   Description:
      Disposition notification options






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   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2298 [13]

   Related information:
      For optional modifiers on disposition notification requests.


2.1.26 Header field: Accept-Language

   Description:
      Language(s) for auto-responses

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 3282 [22]

   Related information:
      Indicates a language that the message sender requests be used for
      responses. Accept-language was not designed for email, but has
      been considered to be useful as input to the generation of
      automatic replies. Some problems have been noted concerning its
      use with email, including but not limited to: determination of the
      email address to which it refers; cost and lack of effective
      internationalization of email responses; interpretation of
      language subtags; determining what character set encoding should
      be used.


2.1.27 Header field: Original-Message-ID

   Description:
      Original message identifier




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   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 3297 [23]

   Related information:
      Original message identifier used with resend of message with
      alternative content format, identifies the original message data
      to which it corresponds.


2.1.28 Header field: PICS-Label

   Description:
      PICS rating label

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standard

   Author/change controller:
      W3C  (mailto:web-human@w3.org)
      World Wide Web Consortium

   Specification document(s):
      http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-PICS-labels [25]

   Related information:
      Ratings label to control selection (filtering) of messages
      according to the PICS protocol.  Specified for general use with
      RFC822 message format, with HTTP-specific extensions


2.1.29 Header field: Encoding

   Description:
      Message encoding and other information

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]






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   Status: experimental

   Author/change controller:
      Albert K. Costanzo  (mailto:AL@AKC.COM)
      AKC Consulting Inc.

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 1505 [4]

   Related information:
      Used in several different ways by different mail systems. Some use
      it for a kind of content-type information, some for encoding and
      length information, some for a kind of boundary information, some
      in other ways.


2.1.30 Header field: List-Archive

   Description:
      URL of mailing list archive

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2369 [14]

   Related information:
      Contains URL to use to browse the archives of the mailing list
      from which this message was relayed.


2.1.31 Header field: List-Help

   Description:
      URL for mailing list information

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track






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   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2369 [14]

   Related information:
      Contains URL to use to get a information about the mailing list
      from which this message was relayed.


2.1.32 Header field: List-ID

   Description:
      Mailing list identifier

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2919 [21]

   Related information:
      Stores an identification of the mailing list, through which this
      message was distributed.


2.1.33 Header field: List-Owner

   Description:
      URL for mailing list owner's mailbox

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force






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   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2369 [14]

   Related information:
      Contains URL to send e-mail to the owner of the mailing list from
      which this message was relayed.


2.1.34 Header field: List-Post

   Description:
      URL for mailing list posting

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2369 [14]

   Related information:
      Contains URL to use to send contributions to the mailing list from
      which this message was relayed.


2.1.35 Header field: List-Subscribe

   Description:
      URL for mailing list subscription

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2369 [14]

   Related information:
      Contains URL to use to get a subscription to the mailing list from
      which this message was relayed.



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2.1.36 Header field: List-Unsubscribe

   Description:
      URL for mailing list unsubscription

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2369 [14]

   Related information:
      Contains URL to use to unsubscribe the mailing list from which
      this message was relayed.


2.1.37 Header field: Message-Context

   Description:
      Type or context of message

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: Standards track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC3458 [24]

   Related information:
      Provides information about the context and presentation
      characteristics of a message.  Can have the values
      'voice-message', 'fax-message', 'pager-message',
      'multimedia-message', 'text-message', 'none'.


2.1.38 Header field: DL-Expansion-History






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   Description:
      Trace of distribution lists passed

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      Trace of distribution lists passed. (MIXER X.400 mapping, not for
      general use.)


2.1.39 Header field: Alternate-Recipient

   Description:
      Controls forwarding to alternate recipients

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      Controls whether this message may be forwarded to alternate
      recipients such as a postmaster if delivery is not possible to the
      intended recipient. Default: Allowed. RFC 2156 (MIXER), not for
      general use.


2.1.40 Header field: Original-Encoded-Information-Types

   Description:
      Body part types in message





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   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      Which body part types occur in this message. RFC 2156 (MIXER), not
      for general use.


2.1.41 Header field: Content-Return

   Description:
      Return content on non-delivery?

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: obsolete

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 1327 [2]

   Related information:
      Indicates whether the content of a message is to be returned with
      non-delivery notifications. Introduced by RFC 1327, and
      subsequently changed by RFC 2156 to avoid confusion with MIME
      defined fields.


2.1.42 Header field: Generate-Delivery-Report

   Description:
      Request delivery report generation

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]






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   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      Indicates whether a delivery report is wanted at successful
      delivery. Default is not to generate such a report. RFC 2156
      (MIXER), not for general use.


2.1.43 Header field: Prevent-NonDelivery-Report

   Description:
      Non-delivery report required?

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      Indicates whether non-delivery report is wanted on delivery error.
      Default is to generate such a report. RFC 2156 (MIXER), not for
      general use.


2.1.44 Header field: Obsoletes

   Description:
      Reference message to be replaced

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: obsolete






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   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 1327 [2]

   Related information:
      Reference to a previous message being corrected and replaced.
      Compare to 'Supersedes:' used in Usenet News. Introduced by RFC
      1327, and subsequently renamed by RFC 2156 to 'Supersedes'.


2.1.45 Header field: Supersedes

   Description:
      Reference message to be replaced

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      Reference to a previous message being corrected and replaced.
      Renamed version of obsolete 'Obsoletes' header field. RFC 2156
      (MIXER), not for general use.


2.1.46 Header field: Content-Identifier

   Description:
      Message content identifier

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: obsolete

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force




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   Specification document(s):
      RFC 1327 [2]

   Related information:
      A text string which identifies the content of a message.
      Introduced by RFC 1327, and subsequently changed by RFC 2156 to
      avoid confusion with MIME defined fields. Gateways which reverse
      map may support the old field.


2.1.47 Header field: Delivery-Date

   Description:
      Message delivery time

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      The time when a message was delivered to its recipient. RFC 2156
      (MIXER), not for general use.


2.1.48 Header field: Expiry-Date

   Description:
      Message expiry time

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: obsolete

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 1327 [2]





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   Related information:
      Time at which a message loses its validity. Introduced by RFC
      1327, and subsequently changed by RFC 2156 to 'Expires:'.


2.1.49 Header field: Expires

   Description:
      Message expiry time

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      Time at which a message loses its validity. Renamed version of
      obsolete Expiry-Date header field. RFC 2156 (MIXER), not for
      general use.


2.1.50 Header field: Reply-By

   Description:
      Time by which a reply is requested

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      Latest time at which a reply is requested (not demanded). RFC 2156
      (MIXER), not for general use.





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2.1.51 Header field: Importance

   Description:
      Message importance

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      A hint from the originator to the recipients about how important a
      message is.  Values: High, normal or low. Not used to control
      transmission speed. Proposed for use with RFC 2156 (MIXER) and RFC
      2421 (VPIM).


2.1.52 Header field: Incomplete-Copy

   Description:
      Body parts are missing.

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      Body parts are missing. RFC 2156 (MIXER), not for general use.


2.1.53 Header field: Priority

   Description:
      Message priority




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   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      Can be 'normal', 'urgent' or 'non-urgent' and can influence
      transmission speed and delivery. RFC 2156 (MIXER), not for general
      use.


2.1.54 Header field: Sensitivity

   Description:
      Message content sensitivity

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      How sensitive it is to disclose this message to other people than
      the specified recipients. Values: Personal, private, company
      confidential. The absence of this header field in messages
      gatewayed from X.400 indicates that the message is not sensitive.
      Proposed for use with RFC 2156 (MIXER) and RFC 2421 (VPIM).


2.1.55 Header field: Language

   Description:
      X.400 message content lenguage






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   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      Can include a code for the natural language used in a message,
      e.g. 'en' for English. See also 'Content-Language'. RFC 2156
      (MIXER), not for general use.


2.1.56 Header field: Conversion

   Description:
      Conversion allowed?

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      The body of this message may not be converted from one character
      set to another.  Values: Prohibited and allowed. RFC 2156 (MIXER),
      not for general use.


2.1.57 Header field: Conversion-With-Loss

   Description:
      Lossy conversion allowed?

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]






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   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      The body of this message may not be converted from one character
      set to another if information will be lost. Values: Prohibited and
      allowed. RFC 2156 (MIXER), not for general use.


2.1.58 Header field: Message-Type

   Description:
      Message type: delivery report?

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      Only used with the value 'Delivery Report' to indicates that this
      is a delivery report gatewayed from X.400. RFC 2156 (MIXER), not
      for general use.


2.1.59 Header field: Autosubmitted

   Description:
      Automatically submitted indicator

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track






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   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      Has been automatically submitted. RFC 2156 (MIXER), not for
      general use.


2.1.60 Header field: Autoforwarded

   Description:
      Automatically forwarded indicator

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      Has been automatically forwarded. RFC 2156 (MIXER), not for
      general use.


2.1.61 Header field: Discarded-X400-IPMS-Extensions

   Description:
      X.400 IPM extensions discarded

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force






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   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      Can be used in Internet mail to indicate X.400 IPM extensions
      which could not be mapped to Internet mail format. RFC 2156
      (MIXER), not for general use.


2.1.62 Header field: Discarded-X400-MTS-Extensions

   Description:
      X.400 MTS extensions discarded

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      Can be used in Internet mail to indicate X.400 MTS extensions
      which could not be mapped to Internet mail format. RFC 2156
      (MIXER), not for general use.


2.1.63 Header field: Disclose-Recipients

   Description:
      Disclose names of other recipients?

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]





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   Related information:
      Tells whether recipients are to be told the names of other
      recipients of the same message.  This is primarily an X.400
      facility.  In X.400, this is an envelope attribute and refers to
      disclosure of the envelope recipient list. Disclosure of other
      recipients is in Internet mail done via the To:, cc: and bcc:
      header fields.  Not for general use.


2.1.64 Header field: Deferred-Delivery

   Description:
      Deferred delivery information

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      Provides information about deferred delivery service to the
      recipient. RFC 2156 (MIXER), not for general use.


2.1.65 Header field: Latest-Delivery-Time

   Description:
      Latest delivery time requested

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]






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   Related information:
      Provides the recipient information about requested delivery, but
      will not be acted on by the SMTP infrastrucuture. RFC 2156
      (MIXER), not for general use.


2.1.66 Header field: Originator-Return-Address

   Description:
      Originator return address

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      Originator return address. RFC 2156 (MIXER), not for general use.


2.1.67 Header field: X400-Content-Identifier

   Description:
      Message content identifier

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      A text string which identifies the content of a message. Renamed
      version of obsolete Content-Identifier field. RFC 2156 (MIXER),
      not for general use.





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2.1.68 Header field: X400-Content-Return

   Description:
      Return content on non-delivery?

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      Indicates whether the content of a message is to be returned with
      non-delivery notifications. Renamed version of obsolete
      Content-Return field. RFC 2156 (MIXER), not for general use.


2.1.69 Header field: X400-Content-Type

   Description:
      X400 content type

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      X400 content type. RFC 2156 (MIXER), not for general use.


2.1.70 Header field: X400-MTS-Identifier

   Description:
      X400 MTS-Identifier





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   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      X400 MTS-Identifier. RFC 2156 (MIXER), not for general use.


2.1.71 Header field: X400-Originator

   Description:
      X400 Originator

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      X400 Originator. RFC 2156 (MIXER), not for general use.


2.1.72 Header field: X400-Received

   Description:
      X400 Received

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force




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   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      X400 Received. RFC 2156 (MIXER), not for general use.


2.1.73 Header field: X400-Recipients

   Description:
      X400 Recipients

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      X400 Recipients. RFC 2156 (MIXER), not for general use.


2.1.74 Header field: X400-Trace

   Description:
      X400 Trace

   Applicable protocol: Mail [19]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2156 [11]

   Related information:
      X400 Trace. RFC 2156 (MIXER), not for general use.






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2.2 Permanent MIME header field registrations


   Header name         Protocol
   -----------         --------
   MIME-Version        MIME      MIME version number
   Content-ID          MIME      Identify content body part
   Content-Description MIME      Description of message body part
   Content-Transfer-Encoding
                       MIME      Content transfer encoding applied
   Content-Type        MIME      MIME content type
   Content-Base        MIME      Base to be used for resolving
                                 relative URIs within this content
                                 part.
   Content-Location    MIME      URI for retrieving a body part
   Content-features    MIME      Indicates content features of a
                                 MIME body part
   Content-Disposition MIME      Intended content disposition and
                                 file name
   Content-Language    MIME      Language of message content
   Content-Alternative MIME      Alternative content available
   Content-MD5         MIME      MD5 checksum of content
   Content-Duration    MIME      Time duration of content

                                Figure 2


2.2.1 Header field: MIME-Version

   Description:
      MIME version number

   Applicable protocol: MIME [7]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2045 [7] (section 4)

   Related information:
      An indicator that this message is formatted according to the MIME
      standard, and an indication of which version of MIME is utilized.





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2.2.2 Header field: Content-ID

   Description:
      Identify content body part

   Applicable protocol: MIME [7]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2045 [7] (section 7)

   Related information:
      Specifies a Unique ID for one MIME body part of the content of a
      message.


2.2.3 Header field: Content-Description

   Description:
      Description of message body part

   Applicable protocol: MIME [7]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2045 [7] (section 8)

   Related information:
      Description of a particular body part of a message, for example a
      caption for an image body part.


2.2.4 Header field: Content-Transfer-Encoding

   Description:
      Content transfer encoding applied





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   Applicable protocol: MIME [7]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2045 [7] (section 6)

   Related information:
      Coding method used in a MIME message body part.


2.2.5 Header field: Content-Type

   Description:
      MIME content type

   Applicable protocol: MIME [7]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2045 [7] (section 5)

   Related information:
      Format of content (character set etc.) Note that the values for
      this header field are defined in different ways in RFC 1049 and in
      MIME (RFC 2045), look for the 'MIME-version' header field to
      understand if Content-Type is to be interpreted according to RFC
      1049 or according to MIME. The MIME definition should be used in
      generating mail. RFC 1049 has 'historic' status.  RFC 1766 defines
      a parameter 'difference' to this header field. Various other
      Content-Type define various additional parameters. For example,
      the parameter 'charset' is mandatory for all textual
      Content-Types. See also: RFC 1049,  RFC 1123: 5.2.13,  RFC 1766:
      4.1.


2.2.6 Header field: Content-Base





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   Description:
      Base to be used for resolving relative URIs within this content
      part.

   Applicable protocol: MIME [7]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2110 [9]

   Related information:
      Base to be used for resolving relative URIs within this content
      part.  See also Content-Location. This header was included in the
      first version of MHTML and HTTP 1.1 but removed in the second
      version (RFC2557).


2.2.7 Header field: Content-Location

   Description:
      URI for retrieving a body part

   Applicable protocol: MIME [7]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2557 [17]

   Related information:
      URI using which the content of this body-part part was retrieved,
      might be retrievable, or which otherwise gives a globally unique
      identification of the content.


2.2.8 Header field: Content-features






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   Description:
      Indicates content features of a MIME body part

   Applicable protocol: MIME [7]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2912 [20] (section 3)

   Related information:
      The 'Content-features:' header can be used to annotate a MIME body
      part with a media feature expression, to indicate features of the
      body part content. See also: RFC 2533, RFC 2506, RFC 2045.


2.2.9 Header field: Content-Disposition

   Description:
      Intended content disposition and file name

   Applicable protocol: MIME [7]

   Status: experimental

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2183 [12]

   Related information:
      Whether a MIME body part is to be shown inline or is an
      attachment; can also indicate a suggested filename for use when
      saving an attachment to a file.


2.2.10 Header field: Content-Language

   Description:
      Language of message content





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   Applicable protocol: MIME [7]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 3282 [22]

   Related information:
      Can include a code for the natural language used in a message,
      e.g. 'en' for English. Can also contain a list of languages for a
      message containing more than one language.


2.2.11 Header field: Content-Alternative

   Description:
      Alternative content available

   Applicable protocol: MIME [7]

   Status: work-in-progress

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 3297 [23]

   Related information:
      Information about the media features of alternative content
      formats available for the current message.


2.2.12 Header field: Content-MD5

   Description:
      MD5 checksum of content

   Applicable protocol: MIME [7]

   Status: standards-track





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   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 1864 [6]

   Related information:
      Checksum of content to ensure that it has not been modified.


2.2.13 Header field: Content-Duration

   Description:
      Time duration of content

   Applicable protocol: MIME [7]

   Status: standards-track

   Author/change controller:
      IETF  (mailto:iesg@ietf.org)
      Internet Engineering Task Force

   Specification document(s):
      RFC 2424 [16]

   Related information:
      Time duration of body part content, in seconds (e.g. for audio
      message).


3. IANA considerations

   This specification provides initial registrations of mail and MIME
   header fields in the "Permanent Message Header Field Registry",
   defined by Registration procedures for message header fields [1].

4. Security considerations

   No security considerations are introduced by this registration
   document beyond those already inherent in use of the mail message
   header fields referenced.

5. Acknowledgements

   Most of the information in this document has been derived from Jacob
   Palme's work in RFC 2076 [26] and subsequent updates [27].



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   The authors also gratefully acknowledge contributions and
   constructive input from:  Mark Nottingham, Bruce Lilly, Keith Moore
   and Charles Lindsey (the mention of whom is not intended to imply
   their unqualified support for material herein).

Normative references

   [1]   Klyne, G., Nottingham, M. and J. Mogul, "Registration
         procedures for message headers", Oct 2003, <http://
         www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/
         draft-klyne-msghdr-registry-07.txt>.

   [2]   Hardcastle-Kille, S., "Mapping between X.400(1988) / ISO 10021
         and RFC 822", RFC 1327, May 1992.

   [3]   Alvestrand, H., Jordan, K. and J. Romaguera, "Rules for
         downgrading messages from X.400/88 to X.400/84 when MIME
         content-types are present in the messages", RFC 1496, August
         1993.

   [4]   Costanzo, A., Robinson, D. and R. Ullmann, "Encoding Header
         Field for Internet Messages", RFC 1505, August 1993.

   [5]   Alvestrand, H., "Tags for the Identification of Languages", RFC
         1766, March 1995.

   [6]   Myers, J. and M. Rose, "The Content-MD5 Header Field", RFC
         1864, October 1995.

   [7]   Freed, N. and N. Borenstein, "Multipurpose Internet Mail
         Extensions (MIME) Part One: Format of Internet Message Bodies",
         RFC 2045, November 1996.

   [8]   Freed, N. and N. Borenstein, "Multipurpose Internet Mail
         Extensions (MIME) Part Two: Media Types", RFC 2046, November
         1996.

   [9]   Palme, J. and A. Hopmann, "MIME E-mail Encapsulation of
         Aggregate Documents, such as HTML (MHTML)", RFC 2110, March
         1997.

   [10]  Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement
         Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997.

   [11]  Kille, S., "MIXER (Mime Internet X.400 Enhanced Relay): Mapping
         between X.400 and RFC 822/MIME", RFC 2156, January 1998.

   [12]  Troost, R., Dorner, S. and K. Moore, "Communicating



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         Presentation Information in Internet Messages: The
         Content-Disposition Header Field", RFC 2183, August 1997.

   [13]  Fajman, R., "An Extensible Message Format for Message
         Disposition Notifications", RFC 2298, March 1998.

   [14]  Neufeld, G. and J. Baer, "The Use of URLs as Meta-Syntax for
         Core Mail List Commands and their Transport through Message
         Header Fields", RFC 2369, July 1998.

   [15]  Vaudreuil, G. and G. Parsons, "Voice Profile for Internet Mail
         - version 2", RFC 2421, September 1998.

   [16]  Vaudreuil, G. and G. Parsons, "Content Duration MIME Header
         Definition", RFC 2424, September 1998.

   [17]  Palme, F., Hopmann, A., Shelness, N. and E. Stefferud, "MIME
         Encapsulation of Aggregate Documents, such as HTML (MHTML)",
         RFC 2557, March 1999.

   [18]  Klensin, J., "Simple Mail Transfer Protocol", RFC 2821, April
         2001.

   [19]  Resnick, P., "Internet Message Format", RFC 2822, April 2001.

   [20]  Klyne, G., "Indicating Media Features for MIME Content", RFC
         2912, September 2000.

   [21]  Chandhok, R. and G. Wenger, "List-Id: A Structured Field and
         Namespace for the Identification of Mailing Lists", RFC 2919,
         March 2001.

   [22]  Alvestrand, H., "Content Language Headers", RFC 3282, May 2002.

   [23]  Klyne, G., Iwazaki, R. and D. Crocker, "Content Negotiation for
         Messaging Services based on Email", RFC 3297, July 2002.

   [24]  Burger, E., Candell, E., Eliot, C. and G. Klyne, "Message
         Context for Internet Mail", RFC 3458, January 2003.

   [25]  Miller, J., Krauskopf, T., Resnick, P. and W. Treese, "PICS
         Label Distribution Label Syntax and Communication Protocols",
         W3C Recommendation REC-PICS-labels, October 1996, <http://
         www.w3.org/TR/REC-PICS-labels>.

Informative references

   [26]  Palme, J., "Common Internet Message Headers", RFC 2076,



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         February 1997.

   [27]  Palme, J., "Common Internet Message Header Fields", Internet
         draft draft-palme-mailext-headers-08, November 2001, <http://
         www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/
         draft-palme-mailext-headers-08.txt>.

URIs

   [28]  <http://www.ninebynine.org/IETF/Messaging/HdrRegistry/
         Intro.html>


Authors' Addresses

   Graham Klyne
   Nine by Nine
   UK

   EMail: GK-IETF@ninebynine.org
   URI:   http://www.ninebynine.net/


   Jacob Palme
   Stockholm University/KTH
   Forum 100
   Kista  S-164 40
   Sweden

   Phone: +46-8-16 16 67
   EMail: jpalme@dsv.su.se

Appendix A. Revision history

   [[[Please remove this section on final publication]]]

A.1 draft-klyne-hdrreg-mail-04

   04b 19-Apr-2004:

      *  Final editorial tidying.

      *  Acknowledge additional contributions.

   04a 14-Apr-2004:

      *  Minor editorial fixes.




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      *  Fix up message-headers I-D reference. [27]


A.2 draft-klyne-hdrreg-mail-03

   03c 13-Apr-2004:

      *  Added Accept-Language header, with some warning text concerning
         its use with email.

      *  Removed Originator headere, since it is not used as a mail
         message header.

      *  Fix up report generator error in author/change controller
         handling.

   03b 06-Apr-2004:

      *  Using a new version of the RDF-to-documentation generator for
         registry entry data.

      *  Revised format of registry entries to avoid some duplication of
         document and author details.

      *  Added documents referenced by the regsitration entries to the
         references section, and added citations to the entries
         themselves.

   03a 15-Mar-2004:

      *  Added and revised header details, per comments from Bruce
         Lilly.


A.3 draft-klyne-hdrreg-mail-02

   02d 19-Feb-2004:

      *  Incorporated small changes to specific header field
         descriptions, suggested by Jacob.

   02c 18-Feb-2004:

      *  Separated Mail and MIME header fields.

      *  Corrected specification reference for MIXER headers (RFC 2156).

      *  Changed applicable protocol for MIME header fields.



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      *  Other smaller corrections.

   02b 17-Feb-2004:

      *  Removed provisional mail header registrations from this
         document.

   02a 05-Aug-2002:

      *  Added Jacob Palme as co-editor.


A.4 draft-klyne-hdrreg-mail-01

   01c 05-Jun-2002:

      *  Minor editorial.

   01b 10-May-2002:

      *  Updated some contact information.

      *  Regenerated registry tables with revised software.

   01a 08-May-2002:

      *  Revised change controller information in line with registry
         specification.

      *  Cleaned up some table layout.


A.5 draft-klyne-hdrreg-mail-00

   00c 05-May-2002:

      *  Added data for permanent and provisional registries.

   00b 01-May-2002:

      *  Revised form of registry entry content. (Auto-generated from
         RDF data.)

   00a 22-Jan-2002:

      *  Document initially created.





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Appendix B. TODO:

   [[[Please remove this section on final publication]]]

   o  Resolve reference to registration procedure RFC [1].

   o  Remove any remaining [[[editorial comments]]].












































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