Responsible Use of the Network (run)

Last Modified: 29-Aug-01


Sally Hambridge <>

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April Marine <>

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April Marine <>

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Description of Working Group:

Reflecting the needs of the Internet community, the IETF sees a need to create an guide for Internet users about mass unsolicited email and Netnews postings. The Working Group will develop an FYI RFC on mass unsolicited email and posts, as well as an FYI RFC on responsible advertising.

Goals and Milestones:

Done   Create bibliography of available literature.
Done   Internet-Draft of netiquette guide.
Done   Submit netiquette guide to be published as FYI RFC.
Dec 96   Review/Discuss updates/extensions to FYI 28, RFC 1855 Appoint Document editor.
Done   Outline of Mass Unsolicited EMail/Postings Draft
Done   Submit Internet-Draft of updated document.
Done   Internet Draft of Guide on Mass Unsolicited Mail/Postings
Done   FYI RFC of Guide on Mass Unsolicited EMail/Postings
Done   Submit new document to IESG for publication as an FYI RFC.
Done   Internet Draft of Responsible Internet Advertising
Done   FYI RFC on Responsible Internet Adversiting

No Current Internet-Drafts

Request For Comments:

Netiquette Guidelines (RFC 1855) (46185 bytes)
DON'T SPEW A Set of Guidelines for Mass Unsolicited Mailings and Postings (spam*) (RFC 2635) (44669 bytes)
How to Advertise Responsibly Using the E-Mail and Newsgroups or- how NOT to $$$$$ MAKE ENEMIES FAST $$$$$ (RFC 3098) (64687 bytes)