Email - Mime (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions)


In the context of email, the mime is specified as an header and set the format of the email body

An email may be send with multiformat.


Content-Type: text/html; charset="utf-8"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
  • for a text email
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable


The MIME is specified by the following RFCs if you want to get all details

Rfc Description
RFC2045 Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) Part One: Format of Internet Message Bodies
RFC2046 Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) Part Two: Media Types (See also media type)
RFC2047 MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) Part Three: Message Header Extensions for Non-ASCII Text

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