RFC 6854

Update to Internet Message Format to Allow Group Syntax in the "From:" and "Sender:" Header Fields, March 2013

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6854.txt
File formats:
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Updates:
RFC 5322
Author:
B. Leiba
Stream:
IETF
Source:
NON WORKING GROUP

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC6854

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Abstract

The Internet Message Format (RFC 5322) allows "group" syntax in some email header fields, such as "To:" and "CC:", but not in "From:" or "Sender:". This document updates RFC 5322 to relax that restriction, allowing group syntax in those latter fields, as well as in "Resent-From:" and "Resent-Sender:", in certain situations.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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