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I think the purpose of MIME is to give e-mail system the ability to
transfer messages with the format other than US-ASCII. With MIME,
you can transfer binary file through e-mail by encoding and decoding
the messages before and after transfer happens.

Jimmy

On Mon, 10 Dec 2001, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:

> i think mime provides a logical division of an email based on content -- like
> an attachment or a gpg signature, and this allows mail clients to deal with
> the material in an appropriate manner.
>
> if this isn't correct, can someone provide a better, simple explanation in
> their own words?
>
> thanks,
> pete

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Jingmin (Jimmy) Zhou             Mail : jimmy@mtc.dhs.org
Web : www.mtc.dhs.org             ICQ : 19587415

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