IPP Mail Archive: IPP> Email-based Notification and Internationalization

IPP Mail Archive: IPP> Email-based Notification and Internationalization

IPP> Email-based Notification and Internationalization

Dan Wing (dwing@cisco.com)
Tue, 24 Feb 1998 18:45:32 -0800

The thread on email-based notification has been interesting, but as
Larry has pointed out, the problems of internationalization have been
solved with DSNs (RFCs 1891-1894, especially 1894) and MDNs
(draft-ietf-receipt-mdn-08.txt).

The purposes of MDNs, from the Internet Draft:

(a) Inform human beings of the disposition of messages after
succcessful delivery, in a manner which is largely independent
of human language;

(b) Allow mail user agents to keep track of the disposition of
messages sent, by associating returned MDNs with earlier
message transmissions;

(c) Convey disposition notification requests and disposition
notifications between Internet Mail and "foreign" mail systems
via a gateway;

(d) Allow "foreign" notifications to be tunneled through a MIME-
capable message system and back into the original messaging
system that issued the original notification, or even to a
third messaging system;

(e) Allow language-independent, yet reasonably precise, indications
of the disposition of a message to be delivered.

RFC1894 or draft-ietf-receipt-mdn-08.txt would both be reasonable
starting points to create a notification format that is useful for IPP
and follows the requirements of draft-ietf-ipp-not-00.txt.

-Dan Wing