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Protocol Action: 'Sieve Email Filtering: Vacation Extension' to Proposed Standard
The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Sieve Email Filtering: Vacation Extension '
<draft-ietf-sieve-vacation-06.txt> as a Proposed Standard
This document is the product of the Sieve Mail Filtering Language Working
The IESG contact persons are Scott Hollenbeck and Ted Hardie.
A URL of this Internet-Draft is:
The Sieve vacation extension implements a vacation autoresponder similar to
the vacation command available under many versions of Unix. Its purpose is
to provide correspondents with notification that the user is away for an
extended period of time and that they should not expect quick responses.
The extension defines a vacation action with parameters that allow
customization of the response. It goes into detail about how the
auto-response should be handled, with particular emphasis to tracking
previous vacation messages sent to correspondents to avoid duplicates, and
to how the response message itself should be constructed.
The draft has a description of how interactions with other SIEVE
extensions/actions are handled.
Working Group Summary
The vacation extension was originally submitted as an individual
contribution several years ago. It has not changed substantially since
then, and there are now many deployed implementations of this
specification. Working group last call was issued in September 2005 and a
number of minor clarifications and errors were fixed based on comments.
Many implementations of this extension have already been developed and
deployed. Jeffrey Hutzelman performed a security review of the document.
Scott Hollenbeck has reviewed this specification for the IESG.