MIME is short for Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions. It is a commonly used email and Internet standard. The MIME format allows the exchange of various types of data over the Internet via email or protocols like HTTP. The MIME file format was created to enable the attachment of a wide range of media files in emails. The MIME format defines the type and subtype of the files. The MIME mail type allows the sending of messages that contain text in other character encodings, not only ASCII and this allows the usage of non-English alphabets (for both message body and header). You can also use MIME mail messages to send images, audio and video files, as well as applications and multipart data.
MIME File Type Uses