2.1.20 Receipt Notifications for Internet Mail (receipt) *

This Working Group Did Not Meet

NOTE: This charter is a snapshot of the 40th IETF Meeting in Washington, DC. It may now be out-of-date. Last Modified: 26-Apr-96


Ned Freed <ned@innosoft.com>
Urs Eppenberger <urs.eppenberger@switch.ch>

Applications Area Director(s):

Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>
Harald Alvestrand <Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no>

Applications Area Advisor:

Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>

Mailing Lists:

General Discussion:receipt@cs.utk.edu
To Subscribe: receipt-request@cs.utk.edu
Archive: ftp://cs.utk.edu/pub/receipt/mail-archive

Description of Working Group:

There is a wide interest of e-mail users to know if and when a message has been shown to a (human) recipient. This functionality is available for a number of PC e-mail systems and within X.400. The receipt working group will specify the necessary extensions to support this functionality within the Internet Mail environment and optionally also specify the necessary mappings for MIXER gateways.

The result of this work will be a Proposed Standard specifying:

o The mechanism used for requesting that the recipient issue a read-receipt.

o The format used for transferring read-receipts.

o The advice on the privacy and security issues involved in read-receipts.

Goals and Milestones:

Aug 95


Meet at Stockholm IETF (as a BOF) to define concepts and basic functionality.

Oct 95


Submit first version of Internet-Draft.

Dec 95


Review Internet-Draft at Dallas IETF meeting.

Jul 96


Submit Internet-Draft to IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard.


No Request For Comments

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