Files with mime extension are often used for Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) file format format (RFC822). MIME is protocol used to transport non-text information across the Internet. The mime file contains encoded information about transported data. MIME format is used by variety of e-mail clients and web browsers.

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MIME file extension - Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) format (RFC822)

What is mime file? How to open mime files?

File type specification:

Internet related file type icon Internet related file type

File extension mime is related to MIME, the multi-purpose internet mail extension.

A protocol for transmitting non-text information across the Internet. Basically, non-ASCII data is converted to ASCII for transmission and then converted back at the receiving end. MIME encoding (originally mmencode and now mimencode) is typically used and is a replacement for uuencode since that encoding scheme does not translate across all mail systems. It is a very flexible format.

MIME messages can contain text, images, audio, video, or other.

MIME types:

Updated: November 27, 2023

The default software associated to open mime file:

Microsoft Outlook icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Outlook  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Outlook is e-mail management tool and personal information manager distributed with Microsoft Office suite. Outlook integrates e-mail application, calendar, task manager, contact manager, note taking in to one application.

Microsoft Outlook is used as a stand-alone application and also can work with Microsoft Exchange Server and SharePoint Server.

The predecessor of Outlook was called Schedule+. The newest version is called Outlook 2016.

Apple Mail icon

Apple, Inc. logoApple Mail  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

Apple Mail is e-mail client distributed with Apple Mac OS X operating system. Apple Mail supports POP3, SMTP, IMAP mail protocols as well as Microsoft Exchange.

Help how to open:

The mime file format is used by e-mail clients or Internet browsers.

How to convert:

Use compatible tools to export data from mime files to other formats.

Find conversions from mime file:

mime to pdf

Related links:

Mime Full Overview.

About RFC822

MIME at Wikipedia

List of recommended software applications associated to the .mime file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open mime file, edit mime file, convert mime file, view mime file, play mime file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Software that open mime file - Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) format (RFC822)

Programs supporting the exension mime on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open mime file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with mime file by default:
Microsoft Outlook small icon Microsoft Outlook
Other suggested software:
Mozilla Thunderbird small icon Mozilla Thunderbird
Windows Mail small icon Windows Mail
Windows Live Mail small icon Windows Live Mail
Microsoft Edge small icon Microsoft Edge
Firefox small icon Firefox
Opera browser small icon Opera browser

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with mime file by default:
Apple Mail small icon Apple Mail
Other suggested software:
Microsoft Entourage small icon Microsoft Entourage
Mozilla Thunderbird for Mac small icon Mozilla Thunderbird for Mac
Microsoft Outlook for Mac small icon Microsoft Outlook for Mac
Firefox for Mac small icon Firefox for Mac
Opera browser for Mac small icon Opera browser for Mac

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