A specification for using PDF to package and represent email

EA-PDF Working Group, Christopher John Prom

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingTechnical report


This document establishes high-level functional requirements for an idealized use of ISO 32000 Portable Document Format (PDF) technology as a model for packaging email for archival or other purposes. These requirements provide a framework within which interested people from the archives, library, museum, digital preservation, and developer communities can collaborate to develop a technically detailed specification and implementation reference model. Its development was supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherBoard of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Number of pages34
StatePublished - Jan 2021


  • digital preservation
  • format specifications
  • PDF
  • email


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