[Imap-protocol] draft-daboo-srv-email: POP3S/IMAPS?

Arnt Gulbrandsen arnt at gulbrandsen.priv.no
Mon Jan 18 01:40:48 PST 2010

Lyndon Nerenberg writes:

>> Feel free to suggest wording for an informational section

>> discouraging imaps/pop3s/smtps.


> I would argue that since neither of imaps and pops are internet

> standards, normative text about them is out of scope for a standards

> track document, therefore all references to them should be deleted.

Standards-track document talk about such things quite often. As long as
it's informational, anything goes.

I grepped for (informational) references to experimental RFCs in RFCs
5000-present, and found several hundred.

993 is a nuisance, but it's real enough.


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