WHAT IS THE USE OF MIME - Anna University Internal marks 2018

WHAT IS THE USE OF MIME


WHAT IS THE USE OF MIME ?
The full form of MINE is Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extension

MIME is a way to encode different kinds of data, such as sound and text, to be transmitted over a 7-bit ASCII connection. It also lets the recipient know what kind of data has been sent, so that it can be displayed properly. MIME was originally designed to facilitate multimedia email and to provide an encoding that could get binary data past the most train –damaged mail transfer programs.

MIME is an open standard for sending multipart, multimedia data through Internet email. MIME was originally intended for email, it has become a widely used technique to describe a file’s contents so that client software can tell the difference between different kinds of data.

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