MIME(1)                                                   MIME(1)

NAME
       MIME - Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions

SYNOPSIS
       Not  a command -- see the SEE ALSO section for usable com-
       mands.

DESCRIPTION
       MIME is the official proposed standard format for extended
       Internet  electronic  mail.  The MIME format permits email
       to include enhanced text, graphics, audio, and more, in  a
       standardized  and  interoperable  manner.  If you send and
       receive mail with a MIME-compliant mail system,  you  will
       be able to send and receive far more than ASCII text.

       Various  different  people  and companies are implementing
       MIME-compliant software.  This man page was  provided,  by
       user  request,  as part of the freely-available "metamail"
       distribution from Bellcore.  Metamail provides a  complete
       MIME  implementation, but there may well be others at your
       site, too.  The "SEE ALSO"  section  only  refers  to  the
       tools that came as part of the metamail distribution.

SEE ALSO
       metamail(1),  mailto(1),  metasend(1),  mmencode(1), rich-
       text(1), splitmail(1), mailto-hebrew(1)

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (c)  1991  Bell  Communications  Research,  Inc.
       (Bellcore)

       Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this mate-
       rial for any purpose and without fee  is  hereby  granted,
       provided  that the above copyright notice and this permis-
       sion notice appear in all copies, and  that  the  name  of
       Bellcore  not be used in advertising or publicity pertain-
       ing to this material without the specific,  prior  written
       permission  of  an  authorized representative of Bellcore.
       BELLCORE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT  THE  ACCURACY  OR
       SUITABILITY  OF THIS MATERIAL FOR ANY PURPOSE.  IT IS PRO-
       VIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED  WARRANTIES.

AUTHOR
       Nathaniel S. Borenstein, Bellcore

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