Modernizing email and calendars for users and developers

Already used by billions of people around the world, work is underway to maintain and improve the protocols used to access email and related data services from servers and cloud services.

Read about the efforts across three working groups

Upcoming events

  • IETF 108 Online

    IETF 108 Online

    IETF 108 starts Monday, 27 July and runs through Friday, 31 July.

    Online
  • IETF 109 Bangkok

    IETF 109 Bangkok

    IETF 109 starts Saturday 14 November and runs through Friday afternoon, 20 November.

    Bangkok
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Understanding the Internet Engineering Task Force

  • Working Groups
  • Request for Comments (RFCs)

Working groups

Working Groups are the primary mechanism for development of IETF specifications and guidelines. Working Groups are typically created to address a specific problem or to produce one or more specific deliverables (a guideline, standards specification, etc.).

Request for Comments (RFCs)

The IETF publishes RFCs authored by network operators, engineers, and computer scientists to document methods, behaviors, research, or innovations applicable to the Internet.

  • Featured Working Group

    JSON Mail Access Protocol

    The JMAP protocol defined in draft-ietf-jmap-core is designed to be extensible to multiple datatypes which are useful for personal information management related to email stores.

    jmapjmap@ietf.org

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