.MIME File Extension

Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Extension

Developer The Internet Engineering Task Force
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What is a MIME file?

Encoded file used by email programs; contains 8-bit encoded data, including characters other than the US ASCII character set; used to support file attachments and a richer character set instead of standard 7-bit messages that are normally sent over email.

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MIME files can often be decoded using a file decompression utility if they are not first recognized by the email program.

MIME files are more commonly seen using a .MIM extension.

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