[TUHS] attachments: MIME and uuencode
Mary Ann Horton
mah at mhorton.net
Sun Mar 12 09:05:13 AEST 2017
Possible? Yes. Convenient? No.
You could cat several uuencode files together and send them in one
email. You'd have to edit them on the receiving end into separate files
and uudecode them separately. In practice, you'd uuencode a tarball.
MIME was a major advance, and what's telling is that 25 years later,
SMTP/MIME is still the standard.
On 03/11/2017 03:01 PM, Paul Winalski wrote:
> On 3/11/17, Mary Ann Horton <mah at mhorton.net> wrote:
>> Apparently today 3/11/17 is being publicized as the 25th anniversary of
>> the email attachment, citing Nat Borenstein's MIME. Piotr points out
>> that uuencode predates MIME, and he's right.
> Is it possible to send multi-part email bodies using uuencode, as it
> is with MIME?
> -Paul W.
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