No rebels without a clue here, ma'am. We conform to all standards known
to (wo)man. Except for those standards and/or conventions we disagree
with, of course.
- RFC 822
- There are no known breaches of this standard or its successors
(currently RFCs 2822 and 5322).
- RFC 1036
- There are no known breaches of this (now-obsolete) standard, either.
- RFC 5536
- We do have some breaches of this standard, the successor of RFC 1036.
- These are considered to be “vanity headers”, while I consider them
to be consumer information. After seeing so many badly formatted
articles coming from
Netscape I know not to use
either of those for posting articles. I would not have known that if
it wasn't for the
- USEFOR was an IETF working group that produced Internet RFCs 5536 and 5537.
The Gnus towers will look into implementing the changes embodied by these
- MIME—RFC 2045–2049 etc
- All the various MIME RFCs are supported.
- Disposition Notifications—RFC 2298
- Message Mode is able to request notifications from the receiver.
- PGP—RFC 1991 and RFC 2440
- RFC 1991 is the original PGP message specification,
published as an informational RFC. RFC 2440 was the follow-up, now
called Open PGP, and put on the Standards Track. Both document a
non-MIME aware PGP format. Gnus supports both
encoding (signing and encryption) and decoding (verification and
- PGP/MIME—RFC 2015/3156
- RFC 2015 (superseded by 3156 which references RFC 2440 instead of RFC
1991) describes the MIME-wrapping around the RFC 1991/2440 format.
Gnus supports both encoding and decoding.
- S/MIME—RFC 2633
- RFC 2633 describes the S/MIME format.
- IMAP—RFC 1730/2060, RFC 2195, RFC 2086, RFC 2359, RFC 2595, RFC 1731
- RFC 1730 is IMAP version 4, updated somewhat by RFC 2060
(IMAP 4 revision 1). RFC 2195 describes CRAM-MD5
authentication for IMAP. RFC 2086 describes access control
lists (ACLs) for IMAP. RFC 2359 describes a IMAP
protocol enhancement. RFC 2595 describes the proper TLS
integration (STARTTLS) with IMAP. RFC 1731 describes the
GSSAPI/Kerberos4 mechanisms for IMAP.
If you ever notice Gnus acting non-compliant with regards to the texts
mentioned above, don't hesitate to drop a note to Gnus Towers and let us