[rfc-dist] RFC 6530 on Overview and Framework for Internationalized Email

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        RFC 6530

        Title:      Overview and Framework for Internationalized 
        Author:     J. Klensin, Y. Ko
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       February 2012
        Mailbox:    john-ietf at jck.com, 
                    yangwooko at gmail.com
        Pages:      26
        Characters: 64371
        Obsoletes:  RFC4952, RFC5504, RFC5825

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-eai-frmwrk-4952bis-12.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6530.txt

Full use of electronic mail throughout the world requires that
(subject to other constraints) people be able to use close variations
on their own names (written correctly in their own languages and
scripts) as mailbox names in email addresses.  This document
introduces a series of specifications that define mechanisms and
protocol extensions needed to fully support internationalized email
addresses.  These changes include an SMTP extension and extension of
email header syntax to accommodate UTF-8 data.  The document set also
includes discussion of key assumptions and issues in deploying fully
internationalized email.  This document is a replacement for RFC
4952; it reflects additional issues identified since that document
was published.  [STANDARDS-TRACK]

This document is a product of the Email Address Internationalization Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: 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
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