Files with jam extension are associated with JAM Message Base Format. 

There are 5 other file types using
the JAM file extension!

empty icon.jam - Line 6 Spider Jam audio

jam icon.jam - Jam music score

empty icon.jam - Leisure Suit Larry Magna Cum Laude archive

empty icon.jam - Altera ASCII text

empty icon.jam - Unreal Tournament 3 for PS3 game mod

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JAM file extension - JAM Message Base format

What is jam file? How to open jam files?

File type specification:

Text file type icon Text file type

The jam file extension was used for JAM Message Base Format, one of the most popular file formats of message bases on DOS-based BBSes in the 1990s.

JAM stands for "Joaquim-Andrew-Mats" after the original authors of the API, Joaquim Homrighausen, Andrew Milner, Mats Birch, and Mats Wallin.

This jam file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .jam file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

Related links:

JAm Message Base Format entry on Wikipedia

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