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Title : IMAP4 Binary Content Extension
Author(s) : L. Nerenberg
Filename : draft-nerenberg-imap-binary-00.txt
Pages : 4
Date : 20-Nov-00
This memo defines the BINARY extension to the Internet Message
Access Protocol [IMAP4rev1]. It provides a mechanism for IMAP4
clients and servers to exchange certain MIME body parts in a raw
binary format, without the use of MIME content transfer encoding.
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Below is the data which will enable a MIME compliant mail reader
implementation to automatically retrieve the ASCII version of the