File Extension Library

.MIM File Extension

  • Developer by: Internet Engineering Task Force
  • Category: Encoded Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .MIM files and how to open them?

Can't open .MIM file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .MIM file.

What is a .MIM file extension?

.MIM file extension is created by Internet Engineering Task Force. .MIM has been classified as Encoded Files. The format of .MIM file is Binary.

.MIM is Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Message File

An MIM file is an encoded file used by email programs that contains 8-bit data or other characters besides the US ASCII character set. It is used to support 8-bit content, such as file attachments, instead of standard 7-bit messages that are normally sent over email. MIM files typically includes the MIME version, the content type, and the encoding method.

MIM files may either appear as part of an email message, or they may be included as a separate attachment. They are often automatically decoded by email programs, but can also be decoded using a separate decoding utility.

List of all softwares that can open the Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Message File
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
Corel WinZip 23
Microsoft Outlook 2016
Microsoft Outlook Express
Mozilla Thunderbird
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
Microsoft Outlook 2016
Apple Mail
Mozilla Thunderbird

How to fix problems with .MIM files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .MIM files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .MIM file format
  2. You need to check the .MIM file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)