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This page lists the various standards for the various components of mailnews. Note for editors: If you add a RFC, check it to see if it has the IANA set up a list of registered extensions. If it does, make sure that the related IANA assignment page is also linked. The list of assignments can be found at http://iana.org/assignments/.

Contents

Address Book

RFC 2426 
vCard MIME Directory Profile

LDAP

RFC 4510 
LDAP Technical Specification Road Map
RFC 4511 
LDAP The Protocol
RFC 4516 
LDAP Uniform Resource Locator
RFC 4519 
LDAP Schema for User Applications
RFC 4524 
COSINE LDAP/X.500 Schema
RFC 2849 
LDAP Data Interchange Format (LDIF) - Technical Specification
RFC 2798 
Definition of the inetOrgPerson LDAP Object Class

Other LDAP Schema References

General Email

RFC 5322
Internet Message Format (obsoletes RFC 822 and RFC 2822)
RFC 5335
I18N headers for email

SMTP

RFC 5321
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (obsoletes RFC 821 and RFC 2821)
http://www.iana.org/assignments/mail-parameters
IANA extensions for SMTP
RFC 4954
SMTP Service Extension for Authentication

POP

RFC 1939 
Basic POP protocol
RFC 2449 
POP extension definition
RFC 2595 
POP and TLS
RFC 3206 
More POP return codes
RFC 1734, RFC 5034 
POP authentication
http://www.iana.org/assignments/pop3-extension-mechanism 
POP extension (response codes and capabilities list) registry

IMAP

RFC 3501 
Core IMAPv4 specification
[1] 
Server compliance charts
[2] 
Unofficial IMAP wiki
[3] 
IMAP mailing list

Extending RFCs

[4] 
Capabilities registration
RFC 2087 
QUOTA
RFC 2088 
LITERAL+
RFC 2177 
IDLE
RFC 2193 
MAILBOX-REFERRALS
RFC 2221 
LOGIN-REFERRALS
RFC 2342 
NAMESPACE
RFC 2971 
ID
RFC 3502 
MULTIAPPEND
RFC 3516 
BINARY
RFC 3691 
UNSELECT
RFC 4314, RFC 2086 
ACL, RIGHTS
RFC 4315 
UIDPLUS
RFC 4467 
URLAUTH
RFC 4469 
CATENATE
RFC 4551 
CONDSTORE
RFC 4731 
ESORT
RFC 4959 
SASL-IR
RFC 5032 
WITHIN
RFC 5161 
ENABLE
RFC 5162 
QRESYNC
RFC 5182 
SEARCHRES
RFC 5255 
I18N and LANGUAGE
RFC 5256 
SORT and THREAD
RFC 5257 
ANNOTATE
RFC 5259 
CONVERT and BINARY
RFC 5267 
ESORT, CONTEXT=SEARCH, CONTEXT=SORT

News

RFC 3977, RFC 2980, RFC 977 
NNTP specification
RFC 5537, RFC 5536, RFC 1036 
Specification for how a Usenet message is structured
RFC 4642 
NNTP and TLS
RFC 4643 
NNTP authentication
RFC 4644 
Streaming feeds for NNTP (server-server communication)
RFC 5538 
News URIs
http://iana.org/assignments/nntp-parameters 
Registered extensions

Other

RFC 5228, RFC 3028 
Sieve (extensions at http://iana.org/assignments/sieve-extensions).
Sieve is a language for filtering email messages at delivery time.
News related RFCs and Drafts
A comprehensive collection of historical and current RfCs at tin.org.
RFC 4422 
SASL authentication
Mail / News gatewaying
obsolete Mail-Copies-To draft
obsolete Posted-and-Mailed draft
IETF working groups 
Some of these may be more relevant than others.
http://tools.ietf.org/wg/usefor/ 
Usenet/NNTP updates
http://tools.ietf.org/wg/vcarddav/ 
vCard and CardDAV
http://tools.ietf.org/wg/sieve/ 
Sieve
http://tools.ietf.org/wg/calsify/ 
Calendaring and Scheduling Standards Simplification
http://tools.ietf.org/wg/morg/ 
IMAP extensions for searching/sorting/organizing email
http://tools.ietf.org/wg/imapext/ 
IMAP extensions
http://tools.ietf.org/wg/lemonade/ 
General email improvement, in particular for more mobile use
http://tools.ietf.org/wg/eai/ 
Email Address Internationalization
http://tools.ietf.org/wg/smime/ 
S/MIME Mail Security