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Subject: Re: MIME digest format, contents and administrivia
From: Scott Mitchell <MITCHELL @ uthscsa . edu>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 1994 11:11:18 +0000
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>> Usually this space is used to inform non-MIME recipients that
>> the following message is in MIME.

> Hmmm..., but this information is actually unneeded because the MIME-digest
> format can easily be read without a MIME reader.

When MIME was new, the boundary markers confused people who didn't have
MIME readers.  This use of the "preamble" area was actually hinted at in
RFC1341.

Scott Mitchell
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
mitchell @
 uthscsa .
 edu




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