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MIME FAQ (from newsgroup comp.mail.mime)


 
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
Abstract                : 
                          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 
                          about mail.
                          
                          To quote the FAQ:
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                          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
                                  - images
                                  - sounds
                                  - other messages (reliably encapsulated)
                                  - tar files
                                  - PostScript
                                  - 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
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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

                          
                          
                          
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