Object_Id : 181
Title : MIME FAQ (from newsgroup comp.mail.mime)
Node_Type : Production
Format : HTML
Address : http://www.cs.ruu.nl/wais/html/na-dir/mail/mime-faq/.html
Keywords : SMTP
The MIME FAQ is a 3 part FAQ about MIME. There is also a
"part 0" or meta-FAQ with help for MIME problems.
It is available at many sites - some more are below; the above
site looked reasonably up-to-date and also has other stuff
To quote the FAQ:
MIME, the Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extensions, is a freely available
specification that offers a way to interchange text in languages with
different character sets, and multi-media e-mail among many different
computer systems that use Internet mail standards.
If you were bored with plain text e-mail messages, thanks to MIME you
now can create and read e-mail messages containing these things:
- character sets other than US-ASCII
- enriched text
- other messages (reliably encapsulated)
- tar files
- pointers to FTPable files
- other stuff
MIME supports not only several pre-defined types of non-textual
message contents, such as 8-bit 8000Hz-sampled mu-LAW audio, GIF image
files, and PostScript programs, but also permits you to define your
own types of message parts.
Date_Entry_Created : 30/01/97
Entry_Created_By : jane
Asset_Qualification : looks promising
IP_or_Copyright_Owner : see the documents
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Related_Items : Other sites with the MIME FAQ are:
MIT - ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet-by-group/news.answers/mail/mime-faq/
uu.net - ftp://ftp.uu.net/usenet/news.answers/mail/mime-faq/
Duke - http://phonebk.duke.edu:8001/clients/mimefaq1.html
Document_Type : informational web page
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