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MIME

Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions. The internet standard for attaching non-text files (graphics, spreadsheets, formatted word-processed documents, sound files, etc.) to email.

An email program is MIME-compliant if it can both send and receive files by the MIME standard (MS). Besides email software, the MS is also used by web servers to identify the files they are sending to web clients.
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In particular, Exchange 2003 security has been enhanced to include better default settings such as turning off Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) relay and support for Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) and HTML/attachment blocking in Outlook Web Access, and support for Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) between front-end and back-end clusters.
Suspect messages are sent to the quarantine queue where administrators can view headers, approve messages, inspect the body of the message in a Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) decoded format and download attachments when necessary.
During the test, two encryption solutions were examined, a version of the Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) for RIM devices, and Voltage Security's Enterprise Privacy Management platform using Identity Based Encryption (IBE), which provides enhancements for S/MIME messaging.

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