.MIME File Extension

There is only one file type that uses the .MIME extension:

Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Extension

Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Extension
  • Developer The Internet Engineering Task Force
  • Popularity
    3.0 (15 votes)
  • Category Encoded Files
  • Format Binary

Encoded file used by email programs; contains 8-bit encoded data, including characters other than the US ASCII character set; used to support file attachments and a richer character set instead of standard 7-bit messages that are normally sent over email.

MIME files can often be decoded using a file decompression utility if they are not first recognized by the email program.

MIME files are more commonly seen using a .MIM extension.

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: February 28, 2011

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