[rfc-dist] RFC 6854 on Update to Internet Message Format to Allow Group Syntax in the "From:" and "Sender:" Header Fields

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        RFC 6854

        Title:      Update to Internet Message Format 
                    to Allow Group Syntax in the 
                    "From:" and "Sender:" Header Fields 
        Author:     B. Leiba
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       March 2013
        Mailbox:    barryleiba at computer.org
        Pages:      9
        Characters: 20190
        Updates:    RFC5322

        I-D Tag:    draft-leiba-5322upd-from-group-09.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6854.txt

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.

This is now a Proposed Standard.

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