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RFC 4865, "SMTP Submission Service Extension for Future Message Release", May 2007

See Also: RFC 4865 w/ inline errata

Errata ID: 2040
Status: Verified
Type: Editorial
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Arnt Gulbrandsen
Date Reported: 2010-02-11
Verifier Name: Alexey Melnikov
Date Verified: 2010-02-15

Section 3 says:

   4) One required parameter, the hold-param, is added to the MAIL
      command using either the keyword "HOLDFOR" or the keyword


      Using ABNF [n2], the syntax of this parameter is as follows:

         future-release-interval = future-release-integer

         future-release-date-time = Internet-style-date-time-UTC

It should say:

The last quoted ABNF production should be:

         future-release-date-time = date-time
            ; <date-time> defined in Section 5.6 of RFC 3339


The ABNF contains a dangling production. An early draft shows that the RFC 3339 production date-time is what's intended (as Ned Freed found out).

The RFC also has no examples. I have a working server implementation of this, so without examples I guess talking to my server is second best. Send me mail in case of interest.

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