[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.

     Mary Ann

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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