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Request for Comments:

Charter (as of 2011-08-18)

The SIEVE email filtering language is specified in RFC 5228, together
with a number of extensions.

The SIEVE working group is being re-chartered to:

(1) Finish work on existing in-progress Working Group documents:
(a) External lists (draft-ietf-sieve-external-lists)
(b) Notify SIP (draft-ietf-sieve-notify-sip-message)
(c) RegEx (draft-ietf-sieve-regex)
(d) Include/multi-script (draft-ietf-sieve-include)
(e) Sieve in IMAP (draft-ietf-sieve-imap-sieve)

(2) Finalize and publish the following SIEVE extensions as proposed
(a) General Auto-reply (draft-george-sieve-autoreply)
(b) Notify presence (draft-george-sieve-notify-presence)
(c) Vacation time (draft-george-sieve-vacation-time)
(d) Convert messages (draft-melnikov-sieve-convert)

Additional drafts may be added to this list, but only via a charter
revision. There must also be demonstrable willingness in the SIEVE
development community to actually implement a given extension before it
can be added to this charter.

(3) Work on a specification for iCalendar and vCard extraction, and
cooperate with the VCARDDAV WG for address book tests in Sieve.

(4) Work on a specification to describe how EAI/IDN issues should be
handled in SIEVE.

(5) Work on a "Benefits of SIEVE" guide for client and server vendors
(a) Describes the SIEVE protocol and its suite of extensions.
(b) Explains the benefits of server-side filtering in practical terms.
(c) Shows how client-side filtering can be migrated to SIEVE.

(6) Produce one or more informational RFCs containing a set of test
scripts and test email messages that are to be filtered by the scripts,
and the expected results of that filtering. This will serve as the basis
of a interoperability test suite to help determine the suitability of
moving the base specification and selected extensions to Draft status.

Goals and Milestones:

Done  Submit revised variables draft.
Done  Submit revised vacation draft.
Done  WG last call for variables draft.
Done  Initial submission of RFC 3028bis.
Done  WG last call for RFC 3028bis.
Done  Initial submission of revised relational draft.
Done  Initial submission of revised subaddress draft.
Done  Initial submission of revised spamtest/virustest draft.
Done  Submit revised editheader draft.
Done  Submit revised imapflags draft.
Done  WG last call of revised subaddress draft.
Done  Submit revised body test draft.
Done  WG last call for editheader draft.
Done  Submit revised reject before delivery draft.
Done  WG last call for body test draft.
Done  WG last call for refuse draft
Done  WG last call of revised spamtest draft
Done  Submit variables draft to IESG
Done  Submit revised notification action draft
Done  WG last call of revised relational draft
Done  WG last call for imap-flags draft
Done  WG last call for vacation draft
Done  Submit revised loop draft
Done  Submit revised relational draft to IESG
Done  Submit vacation draft to IESG
Done  WG last call of revised subaddress draft
Done  Submit revised subaddress draft to IESG
Done  Submit imapflags draft to IESG
Done  Submit revised spamtest draft to IESG
Done  Submit 3028bis to IESG
Done  Submit editheader draft to IESG
Done  Submit body test draft to IESG
Done  WG last call for notification action draft
Done  Submit notification action draft to IESG
Done  Submit refuse-reject to IESG
Done  Submit notify-mailto to IESG
Done  WGLC iHave
Done  Submit mime-loops to IESG
Done  WGLC Notary
Done  Submit iHave to IESG
Done  Submit Notary to IESG
Done  WGLC sieve-in-xml
Done  WGLC ManageSIEVE
Done  Submit sieve-in-xml to IESG
Done  Submit ManageSIEVE to IESG
Done  WGLC Notify-sip
Done  WGLC Metadata
Done  Submit Metadata to IESG
Done  Publish refuse/reject - RFC 5429
Done  Publish notify base spec - RFC 5435
Done  Publish notify mailto extension - RFC 5436
Done  Publish notify xmpp extension - RFC 5437
Done  Publish ihave - RFC 5463
Done  Publish meta-data - RFC 5490
Done  Publish mime loops - RFC 5703
Done  Publish Sieve in XML - RFC 5784
Done  Revised RegEx draft
Apr 2010  Revised Include/multi-script draft
Apr 2010  WGLC external-lists
May 2010  WGLC Include/multi-script
May 2010  Submit external-lists to IESG
Jun 2010  Submit Include/multi-script to IESG
Jun 2010  WGLC Notify-SIP
Jul 2010  Initial eai-issues draft
Jul 2010  Submit Notify-sip to IESG
Aug 2010  WGLC RegEx
Aug 2010  Initial test-scripts draft
Aug 2010  Initial benefits draft
Sep 2010  Submit RegEx to IESG
Oct 2010  WGLC eai-issues
Nov 2010  Submit eai-issues to IESG
Nov 2010  WGLC benefits
Jan 2011  Submit benefits to IESG
Mar 2011  WGLC test-scripts
Apr 2011  Submit test-scripts to IESG