Solved

.mim format?????

Posted on 1998-12-15
7
300 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
This is probalbly a simple question, but what the heck is the .mim format?  Why does AOL make my attachments into it?  How can I avoid it?  How can I "decompress" them?  Why does AOL always have to suck?

Thanks,

-mcneil
0
Comment
Question by:mcneil
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
7 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:mcneil
ID: 1866055
Edited text of question
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:cmcgee
ID: 1866056
The .mim file is a MIME file that is used when sending mail messages.

Download and use Winzip. It will open Mim files.

   www.winzip.com


   Craig
0
 

Author Comment

by:mcneil
ID: 1866057
Well, you answered part of my question.... I'm on Macintosh, so winzip doesn't help me.  I've used stuffit to unpack all sorts of other file types, but it just says "document contains no data" or something, even though these files are 100k or larger.  How can I keep AOL from doing this?!  It isn't so much a problem for me (since I try not to use my aol accounts), but often I have to  send images to clients and I ALWAYS get a call back about this .mim thing.  Why can't they see the images as regular attachments?  How can I make it so they can?

Thanks for your help,

-mcneil
0
How Do You Stack Up Against Your Peers?

With today’s modern enterprise so dependent on digital infrastructures, the impact of major incidents has increased dramatically. Grab the report now to gain insight into how your organization ranks against your peers and learn best-in-class strategies to resolve incidents.

 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:vlad_impala
ID: 1866058
You can find a decoder at www.shareware.com, just specify you operating system and search for MIME, something like Decoder, Decode da Code or MIMEconvert should do the trick.

Vlad
0
 

Author Comment

by:mcneil
ID: 1866059
Ok, but the goal here was to KEEP THEM FROM GETTING INTO mim format.  Trying to explain to a client who can barely figure out how to use AOL that they need to download decompresion software to install to view the file would take longer than putting it on a disk and sending it off!

:o)

-mcneil
0
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
MasseyM earned 50 total points
ID: 1866060
You cannot keep AOL from encoding the attachments as MIM files.  This is just what their email program does.  

Here is a program that can decode the mime files on the Mac for you:

Here is the site: http://www.harmonysoftware.com/
The software is here: http://www.harmonysoftware.com/download.html

0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:MasseyM
ID: 1866061
0

Featured Post

Salesforce Has Never Been Easier

Improve and reinforce salesforce training & adoption using WalkMe's digital adoption platform. Start saving on costly employee training by creating fast intuitive Walk-Thrus for Salesforce. Claim your Free Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
replica website 2 72
xss alert in domino url 9 83
problems with widget background image 9 34
Script or automated way to Download JPG's off a web site 5 19
FAQ pages provide a simple way for you to supply and for customers to find answers to the most common questions about your company. Here are six reasons why your company website should have a FAQ page
Although a lot of people devote their energy toward marketing for specific industries, there are some basic principles that can be applied to any sector imaginable. We’ll look at four steps to take and examine how those steps were put into action fo…
This tutorial walks through the best practices in adding a local business to Google Maps including how to properly search for duplicates, marker placement, and inputing business details. Login to your Google Account, then search for "Google Mapmaker…
This tutorial will teach you the core code needed to finalize the addition of a watermark to your image. The viewer will use a small PHP class to learn and create a watermark.

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question