A protocol that
permits users to send and receive files using email
via the Internet. Since its
inception, MIME has been adopted in other domains as well. Web servers use MIME
extensively to establish the type of data to be served out to clients. This
establishment is typically done via server-side MIME settings and the Â“Content
TypeÂ” field in the HTTP header, informing the Web client (browser) about the
type of data to be sent. The information about the content type allows the
client to launch an appropriate application to display the content.
Electronic Mail or Email; Internet.