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07-28-2006, 05:02 PM
I need to open this e-mail containing photos and I cant find a program that supports mime files. Can someone help?

Mr. Laz
07-28-2006, 05:53 PM
You have to download an unzipping program.

There is a shareware version called WinZip and it works great.

The Internet's e-mail system handles basic text files nicely, but doesn't
reliably handle binary files -- files like pictures or word processing documents. So, when you send an e-mail message with a file attachment to someone on the Internet, the AOL software automatically encodes or translates the attachment using a system called MIME. (MIME stands for Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions.) MIME converts the binary attachment to a text format that can be handled by Internet e-mail. The message's recipient needs a program that can decode the MIME e-mail and turn it back into a binary file that the computer can work with.

When you receive MIME files...

When someone sends you a MIME-encoded file in e-mail, it needs to be
translated back into a format that your computer can understand.

Depending on the mail system that the sender used, the AOL software may or may not be able to automatically decode the MIME file. If it was able to decode the file, the e-mail's file attachment will be in its original, binary format: such as .GIF, or .ZIP.

If AOL was unable to decode the MIME file, the attachment will be in MIME format, with a filename extension of .MME. Download this file--it is simple to use a utility to convert the .MME file back to a binary file.

Windows users can use these applications to easily decode MIME files.

07-28-2006, 05:56 PM

Mr. Laz
07-28-2006, 05:58 PM
decoder for mime


Mr. Laz
07-29-2006, 03:54 PM
did it work?