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How E-Mail sends binary attachments (such as .exe files) ?

Posted on 2014-02-05
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Hi,

What kind of a encoding does E-Mails use when sending binary attachments ? Is it base64 encoding ?

Thank you.
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Yes, it is base64 although SMTP supports other encodings such as quoted-printable and 7bit.
Take a look at binary-to-text encoding list on Wikipedia for other encoding types.
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