Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions


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Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions

(file format, multimedia)
(MIME) A standard for multi-part, multimedia electronic mail messages and World-Wide Web hypertext documents on the Internet. MIME provides the ability to transfer non-textual data, such as graphics, audio and fax. It is defined in RFC 2045, RFC 2046, RFC 2047, RFC 2048, RFC 2049, and BCP0013. It uses mimencode to encode binary data into base 64 using a subset of ASCII.

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MIME: Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions. Borenstein, N., and Freed, N.
In the future the development of multipurpose Internet mail extensions (MIME) may allow users to send formatted documents, graphics, and even sound directly over networks and the need for encoding, and decoding programs to transfer binary file may finally vanish.

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