.MIM File Extension

There are 2 file types use the .MIM file extension:

  1. Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Message File
  2. Keyboard Layout Definition File

1. Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Message File

Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Message File
  • Developer Internet Engineering Task Force
  • Popularity
    3.4 (24 votes)
  • Category Encoded Files
  • Format Binary

An MIM file is an encoded file used by email programs that contains 8-bit data or other characters besides the US ASCII character set. It is used to support 8-bit content, such as file attachments, instead of standard 7-bit messages that are normally sent over email. MIM files typically includes the MIME version, the content type, and the encoding method.

MIM files may either appear as part of an email message, or they may be included as a separate attachment. They are often automatically decoded by email programs, but can also be decoded using a separate decoding utility.

Software's name License Platforms
Apple Mail Apple Mail Bundled iOSMac
Corel WinZip Corel WinZip Commercial MacWindows
KMail KMail Free Linux
Microsoft Outlook Microsoft Outlook Commercial MacWindows
Microsoft Outlook 365 Microsoft Outlook 365 Free+ Mac
Mozilla Thunderbird Mozilla Thunderbird Freeware LinuxMacWindows
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe Commercial Windows
Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac Commercial Mac

Updated: June 5, 2016

2. Keyboard Layout Definition File

Keyboard Layout Definition File

A MIM file is a keyboard layout definition file used by IBus (Intelligent Input Bus), which enables multilingual keyboard strokes to be input in Unix operating systems. It stores a configuration of a keyboard in plain text that is used to define the mapping between keyboard strokes and functions performed in Linux. MIM files may include letters, numbers, special characters, typographical symbols, and unusual diacritics.

latn-conk.mim - A MIM file that contains a keyboard layout created for users that enjoy constructing languages.

Software's name License Platforms
Any text editor Any text editor AndroidChrome OSiOSLinuxMacWindowsWindows Phone
IBus IBus Free Linux

Updated: July 21, 2020

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