MIME (what teh hell vs dumbfounded)

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  1. Rommel

    Rommel friends forever

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    i have a that i need to access and i think it's MIME, i had a look at the header in notepad and it says it is a MIME file type

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    X-Mailer: Microsoft Office Outlook, Build 11.0.5510
    X-MIMEOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2900.2180
    Thread-index: AcTHYY7BFGt2Sad5QTG6+3/Wunt9GQEHJ7Sg
    
    This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
    So this is part of the header

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    ------=_NextPart_000_000B_01C55A21.83DC7150
    Content-Type: image/jpeg;
    	name="IMG_6779.JPG"
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
    Content-Disposition: attachment;
    	filename="IMG_6779.JPG"
    Here is some further info for you tech helpers.

    Now what can i use to access this file, what do i need, what software etc, the file from the email came without an extension and so we don't really know what to open it with.

    Any ideas you fine people of OT?
     
  2. MrMan

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    Well it's an image/picture file. Sometimes e-mails automatically open that file and display it on the e-mail message itself. Do you see a picture in your e-mail?


    http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/M/MIME.html
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    Short for Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions, a specification for formatting non-ASCII messages so that they can be sent over the Internet. Many e-mail clients now support MIME, which enables them to send and receive graphics, audio, and video files via the Internet mail system. In addition, MIME supports messages in character sets other than ASCII. There are many predefined MIME types, such as GIF graphics files and PostScript files. It is also possible to define your own MIME types.

    In addition to e-mail applications, Web browsers also support various MIME types. This enables the browser to display or output files that are not in HTML format.
     
  3. Rommel

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    Yes there were pictures in the email but only as attachments, is this the reason
     

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