The BIMI Working Group recently published a number of new articles related to BIMI, including updated IETF drafts. For a breakdown of the new documents, please see below for additional context and user guidance.
- Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI) – IETF Draft v01
- This document specifies how Domain Owners (brands) communicate their desired Indicators (logos/images) through the BIMI Assertion Record in DNS and how that record is to be interpreted by MTAs and MUAs. MUAs and mail-receiving organizations are free to define their own policies for making use of BIMI data and for Indicator display as they see fit.
- Receivers Guidance for Implementing Branded Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI) – IETF Draft v02
- This document is meant to assist receivers or other mailbox providers by providing guidance for implementing BIMI.
- VMC (Verified Mark Certificate) Guidelines
- This document contains instructions for issuing VMCs – useful for Certificate Authorities or entities issuing VMCs.
- SVG Tiny Portable/Secure – IETF draft v00
- This document specifies SVG Tiny Portable/Secure (SVG Tiny PS), a Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) profile to be used for constructing BIMI-compatible images. This document may be used by brands looking for comprehensive information on BIMI SVG Tiny P/S images. For a summary of logo requirements, visit the BIMI Group SVG Tiny P/S FAQ.
- SVG Tiny P/S RNC
- The RNC SVG validation schema that can be used to evaluate if images adhere to the BIMI-specified standard for logos; the tool mirrors the specifications within the SVG Guidelines document. A more detailed description of how to use the RNC validation schema will be published soon.
To remain up-to-date on the latest BIMI standards and requirements please be sure to reference our Supporting Documents page to ensure you have the latest version of these files. We’ll continue to update these over time as we receive feedback from the community.
We welcome feedback about these drafts on the IETF list: https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/bimi