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.MIME File Extension

File TypeMulti-Purpose Internet Mail Extension

DeveloperThe Internet Engineering Task Force
3.1 (27 Votes)
CategoryEncoded Files

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.

More Information

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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Updated 1/4/2011

About MIME Files

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