Mark Crispin

Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
Mark Crispin

Name: Mark Crispin

Born: July 19, 1956, in Poulsbo, Washington, USA

Death: December 28, 2012 (Age: 56)

Computer-related contributions

  • American programmer.
  • Known as the father of the IMAP, which he first introduced in 1986.
  • Author or co-author of numerous RFCs (Request for Comments).
  • Main author of UW IMAP, one of the reference implementations of the IMAP4rev1 protocol described in RFC 3501.
  • Designed the mix mail storage format.

Honors and awards

  • Alumni Award in Science and Technology (2013).