TechTalk: TCP/IP and MIME

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Q: Our company is new to the world of TCP/IP. Lately, in discussions with other TCP/IP folks, I've been hearing about something called MIME. Can you give me a brief explanation of MIME?

A: Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension (MIME) is a compound document messaging standard for the Internet. MIME allows users to transmit multimedia E-mail. This E-mail may include graphics, video, audio, and text. Rich text information, which defines the layout, fonts, and format of E-mail documents, may also be included.

? Kris Neely

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