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.MIM File Extension

File TypeMulti-Purpose Internet Mail Message File

DeveloperInternet Engineering Task Force
3.1 (18 Votes)
CategoryEncoded Files

What is a MIM file?

An MIM file is an encoded file used by email programs that contains 8-bit data or other characters besides the US ASCII character set. It is used to support 8-bit content, such as file attachments, instead of standard 7-bit messages that are normally sent over email. MIM files typically includes the MIME version, the content type, and the encoding method.

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MIM files may either appear as part of an email message, or they may be included as a separate attachment. They are often automatically decoded by email programs, but can also be decoded using a separate decoding utility.

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Programs that open MIM files
Updated 8/24/2016

About MIM Files

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