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What is a .mim file?

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Can someone tell me whata .mim file is?  A friend of mine keeps sending me files with this extension.  However, my computer doesn't seem to recognize what this file is.
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by:mitrakis
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.mim stands for MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions)
Look here for further info on MIME formats:

ftp://ftp.demon.co.uk/pub/doc/rfc/rfc1521.txt
or
ftp://ftp.demon.co.uk/pub/doc/rfc/rfc1522.txt

I assume that he sends these files via email ?
Usually browsers like Netscape or email clients like Eudora are able to "understand" MIME format.
The sender usually can senjd emails in two ways: uuencoded or MIME.

What browser/email client do you use ?

Regards
-Stavi-
http://bvlab12.fh-reutlingen.de
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by:mitrakis
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this site is much better for understanding MIME:

http://www.paladin.demon.co.uk/tag-types/

-Stavi-
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by:sasidhar
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please tell me the u'r platform
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cmcgee earned 50 total points
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You may want to try Winzip. It does decode .mim files.

Craig
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by:bjack8176
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Downloaded Winzip95.  Now am able to unpack these files.
Thanks,
Bob J
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