|Definition||:||Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions|
|Category||:||Computing » Protocols|
What does MIME mean?
Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) is an extension of the original Internet e-mail protocol that extends the limited capabilities of email, and in particular allow documents (such as audio, video, images, as well as the ASCII text handled in the original standard) to be inserted in a message. In addition, MIME supports messages in character sets other than ASCII.