Extending RFC-822 / 2822 for Journal Email
Posted in Thu, 15 Jan 2009 11:26:00 GMT
Journal email provides the capability to capture information that used in email delivery but not captured in the actual email message. Two areas where this makes an impact is in the area of BCCs and distribution list expansion which are not typically captured in RFC-2822 email. To handle this, different email servers have created their own solutions. One example is Microsoft's Envelope Journaling which creates a new email message that contains BCC and distribution list information while embedding the original email as an attachment.
Given the increasing importance of email capture and the expanding number of enterprise email servers, it seems time to add a journaling format to existing email standards (or to a new standard).