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MIME celebrates 20th anniversary

Posted on Sunday, March 11th, 2012 in News, open source by the machinegeek


March 11, 2012 is the 20th anniversary of the first use of the Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension (MIME) protocol. The MIME standard is the foundation of all email attachments and it was first used on March 11, 1992 by Nathaniel Borenstein, pictured above. So when you attach a zipped up load of docs to your next email, you can thank Nathaniel for this contribution to open source code.

Here’s a link to an early copy of the MIME RFC2045 doc.

Via AllThingsDigital.

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One Response to “MIME celebrates 20th anniversary”

  1. dcormier says:

    “So when you attach a zipped up load of docs to your next email, you can thank Nathaniel for this contribution to open source code.”

    Well, unless your mail client uses uuencode to attach files. =]

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