RFC 4096

Policy-Mandated Labels Such as "Adv:" in Email Subject Headers Considered Ineffective At Best, May 2005

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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Author:
C. Malamud
Stream:
IETF
Source:
NON WORKING GROUP

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC4096

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Abstract

This memo discusses policies that require certain labels to be inserted in the "Subject:" header of a mail message. Such policies are difficult to specify accurately while remaining compliant with key RFCs and are likely to be ineffective at best. This memo discusses an alternate, \%standards-compliant approach that is significantly simpler to specify and is somewhat less likely to be ineffective. This memo provides information for the Internet community.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.




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