Using the MIME-Version, Content-Type, and Content-Transfer-Encoding
header fields, it is possible to include, in a standardized way,
arbitrary types of data objects with RFC 822 conformant mail
messages. No restrictions imposed by either RFC 821 or RFC 822 are
violated, and care has been taken to avoid problems caused by
additional restrictions imposed by the characteristics of some
Internet mail transport mechanisms (see Appendix B). The "multipart"
and "message" Content-Types allow mixing and hierarchical structuring
of objects of different types in a single message. Further Content-
Types provide a standardized mechanism for tagging messages or body
parts as audio, image, or several other kinds of data. A
distinguished parameter syntax allows further specification of data
format details, particularly the specification of alternate character
sets. Additional optional header fields provide mechanisms for
certain extensions deemed desirable by many implementors. Finally, a
number of useful Content-Types are defined for general use by
consenting user agents, notably message/partial, and
9. Security Considerations
Security issues are discussed in Section 7.4.2 and in Appendix F.
Implementors should pay special attention to the security
implications of any mail content-types that can cause the remote
execution of any actions in the recipient's environment. In such
cases, the discussion of the application/postscript content-type in
Section 7.4.2 may serve as a model for considering other content-
types with remote execution capabilities.
10. Authors' Addresses
For more information, the authors of this document may be contacted
via Internet mail:
Nathaniel S. Borenstein
MRE 2D-296, Bellcore
445 South St.
Morristown, NJ 07962-1910
Phone: +1 201 829 4270
Fax: +1 201 829 7019
Innosoft International, Inc.
250 West First Street
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: +1 909 624 7907
Fax: +1 909 621 5319
MIME is a result of the work of the Internet Engineering Task Force
Working Group on Email Extensions. The chairman of that group, Greg
Vaudreuil, may be reached at:
Gregory M. Vaudreuil
17060 Dallas Parkway
Dallas Texas, 75248
Phone: +1 214-733-2722
This document is the result of the collective effort of a large
number of people, at several IETF meetings, on the IETF-SMTP and
IETF-822 mailing lists, and elsewhere. Although any enumeration
seems doomed to suffer from egregious omissions, the following are
among the many contributors to this effort:
Harald Tveit Alvestrand Timo Lehtinen
Randall Atkinson John R. MacMillan
Philippe Brandon Rick McGowan
Kevin Carosso Leo Mclaughlin
Uhhyung Choi Goli Montaser-Kohsari
Cristian Constantinof Keith Moore
Mark Crispin Tom Moore
Dave Crocker Erik Naggum
Terry Crowley Mark Needleman
Walt Daniels John Noerenberg
Frank Dawson Mats Ohrman
Hitoshi Doi Julian Onions
Kevin Donnelly Michael Patton
Keith Edwards David J. Pepper
Chris Eich Blake C. Ramsdell
Johnny Eriksson Luc Rooijakkers
Craig Everhart Marshall T. Rose
Patrik Faeltstroem Jonathan Rosenberg
Erik E. Fair Jan Rynning
Roger Fajman Harri Salminen
Alain Fontaine Michael Sanderson
James M. Galvin Masahiro Sekiguchi
Philip Gladstone Mark Sherman
Thomas Gordon Keld Simonsen
Phill Gross Bob Smart
James Hamilton Peter Speck
Steve Hardcastle-Kille Henry Spencer
David Herron Einar Stefferud
Bruce Howard Michael Stein
Bill Janssen Klaus Steinberger
Olle Jaernefors Peter Svanberg
Risto Kankkunen James Thompson
Phil Karn Steve Uhler
Alan Katz Stuart Vance
Tim Kehres Erik van der Poel
Neil Katin Guido van Rossum
Kyuho Kim Peter Vanderbilt
Anders Klemets Greg Vaudreuil
John Klensin Ed Vielmetti
Valdis Kletniek Ryan Waldron
Jim Knowles Wally Wedel
Stev Knowles Sven-Ove Westberg
Bob Kummerfeld Brian Wideen
Pekka Kytolaakso John Wobus
Stellan Lagerstrom Glenn Wright
Vincent Lau Rayan Zachariassen
Donald Lindsay David Zimmerman
Marc Andreessen Bob Braden
Brian Capouch Peter Clitherow
Dave Collier-Brown John Coonrod
Stephen Crocker Jim Davis
Axel Deininger Dana S Emery
Martin Forssen Stephen Gildea
Terry Gray Mark Horton
Warner Losh Carlyn Lowery
Laurence Lundblade Charles Lynn
Larry Masinter Michael J. McInerny
Jon Postel Christer Romson
Yutaka Sato Markku Savela
Richard Alan Schafer Larry W. Virden
Rhys Weatherly Jay Weber
The authors apologize for any omissions from this list, which are
Appendix A -- Minimal MIME-Conformance
The mechanisms described in this document are open-ended. It is
definitely not expected that all implementations will support all of
the Content-Types described, nor that they will all share the same
extensions. In order to promote interoperability, however, it is
useful to define the concept of "MIME-conformance" to define a
certain level of implementation that allows the useful interworking
of messages with content that differs from US ASCII text. In this
section, we specify the requirements for such conformance.
A mail user agent that is MIME-conformant MUST:
1. Always generate a "MIME-Version: 1.0" header field.
2. Recognize the Content-Transfer-Encoding header field, and
decode all received data encoded with either the quoted-printable
or base64 implementations. Encode any data sent that is not in
seven-bit mail-ready representation using one of these
transformations and include the appropriate Content-Transfer-
Encoding header field, unless the underlying transport mechanism
supports non-seven-bit data, as SMTP does not.
3. Recognize and interpret the Content-Type header field, and
avoid showing users raw data with a Content-Type field other than
text. Be able to send at least text/plain messages, with the
character set specified as a parameter if it is not US-ASCII.
4. Explicitly handle the following Content-Type values, to at
least the following extents:
-- Recognize and display "text" mail
with the character set "US-ASCII."
-- Recognize other character sets at
least to the extent of being able
to inform the user about what
character set the message uses.
-- Recognize the "ISO-8859-*" character
sets to the extent of being able to
display those characters that are
common to ISO-8859-* and US-ASCII,
namely all characters represented
by octet values 0-127.
-- For unrecognized subtypes, show or
offer to show the user the "raw"
version of the data after
conversion of the content from
canonical form to local form.
-- Recognize and display at least the
primary (822) encapsulation.
-- Recognize the primary (mixed)
subtype. Display all relevant
information on the message level
and the body part header level and
then display or offer to display
each of the body parts individually.
-- Recognize the "alternative" subtype,
and avoid showing the user
redundant parts of
-- Treat any unrecognized subtypes as if
they were "mixed".
-- Offer the ability to remove either of
the two types of Content-Transfer-
Encoding defined in this document
and put the resulting information
in a user file.
5. Upon encountering any unrecognized Content- Type, an
implementation must treat it as if it had a Content-Type of
"application/octet-stream" with no parameter sub-arguments. How
such data are handled is up to an implementation, but likely
options for handling such unrecognized data include offering the
user to write it into a file (decoded from its mail transport
format) or offering the user to name a program to which the
decoded data should be passed as input. Unrecognized predefined
types, which in a MIME-conformant mailer might still include
audio, image, or video, should also be treated in this way.
A user agent that meets the above conditions is said to be MIME-
conformant. The meaning of this phrase is that it is assumed to be
"safe" to send virtually any kind of properly-marked data to users of
such mail systems, because such systems will at least be able to
treat the data as undifferentiated binary, and will not simply splash
it onto the screen of unsuspecting users. There is another sense in
which it is always "safe" to send data in a format that is MIME-
conformant, which is that such data will not break or be broken by
any known systems that are conformant with RFC 821 and RFC 822. User
agents that are MIME-conformant have the additional guarantee that
the user will not be shown data that were never intended to be viewed
Appendix B -- General Guidelines For Sending Email Data
Internet email is not a perfect, homogeneous system. Mail may become
corrupted at several stages in its travel to a final destination.
Specifically, email sent throughout the Internet may travel across
many networking technologies. Many networking and mail technologies
do not support the full functionality possible in the SMTP transport
environment. Mail traversing these systems is likely to be modified
in such a way that it can be transported.
There exist many widely-deployed non-conformant MTAs in the Internet.
These MTAs, speaking the SMTP protocol, alter messages on the fly to
take advantage of the internal data structure of the hosts they are
implemented on, or are just plain broken.
The following guidelines may be useful to anyone devising a data
format (Content-Type) that will survive the widest range of
networking technologies and known broken MTAs unscathed. Note that
anything encoded in the base64 encoding will satisfy these rules, but
that some well-known mechanisms, notably the UNIX uuencode facility,
will not. Note also that anything encoded in the Quoted-Printable
encoding will survive most gateways intact, but possibly not some
gateways to systems that use the EBCDIC character set.
(1) Under some circumstances the encoding used for data may change
as part of normal gateway or user agent operation. In particular,
conversion from base64 to quoted-printable and vice versa may be
necessary. This may result in the confusion of CRLF sequences with
line breaks in text bodies. As such, the persistence of CRLF as
something other than a line break must not be relied on.
(2) Many systems may elect to represent and store text data using
local newline conventions. Local newline conventions may not match
the RFC822 CRLF convention -- systems are known that use plain CR,
plain LF, CRLF, or counted records. The result is that isolated
CR and LF characters are not well tolerated in general; they may
be lost or converted to delimiters on some systems, and hence must
not be relied on.
(3) TAB (HT) characters may be misinterpreted or may be
automatically converted to variable numbers of spaces. This is
unavoidable in some environments, notably those not based on the
ASCII character set. Such conversion is STRONGLY DISCOURAGED, but
it may occur, and mail formats must not rely on the persistence of
TAB (HT) characters.
(4) Lines longer than 76 characters may be wrapped or truncated in
some environments. Line wrapping and line truncation are STRONGLY
DISCOURAGED, but unavoidable in some cases. Applications which
require long lines must somehow differentiate between soft and
hard line breaks. (A simple way to do this is to use the quoted-
(5) Trailing "white space" characters (SPACE, TAB (HT)) on a line
may be discarded by some transport agents, while other transport
agents may pad lines with these characters so that all lines in a
mail file are of equal length. The persistence of trailing white
space, therefore, must not be relied on.
(6) Many mail domains use variations on the ASCII character set,
or use character sets such as EBCDIC which contain most but not
all of the US-ASCII characters. The correct translation of
characters not in the "invariant" set cannot be depended on across
character converting gateways. For example, this situation is a
problem when sending uuencoded information across BITNET, an
EBCDIC system. Similar problems can occur without crossing a
gateway, since many Internet hosts use character sets other than
ASCII internally. The definition of Printable Strings in X.400
adds further restrictions in certain special cases. In
particular, the only characters that are known to be consistent
across all gateways are the 73 characters that correspond to the
upper and lower case letters A-Z and a-z, the 10 digits 0-9, and
the following eleven special characters:
"'" (ASCII code 39)
"(" (ASCII code 40)
")" (ASCII code 41)
"+" (ASCII code 43)
"," (ASCII code 44)
"-" (ASCII code 45)
"." (ASCII code 46)
"/" (ASCII code 47)
":" (ASCII code 58)
"=" (ASCII code 61)
"?" (ASCII code 63)
A maximally portable mail representation, such as the base64
encoding, will confine itself to relatively short lines of text in
which the only meaningful characters are taken from this set of 73
(7) Some mail transport agents will corrupt data that includes
certain literal strings. In particular, a period (".") alone on a
line is known to be corrupted by some (incorrect) SMTP
implementations, and a line that starts with the five characters
"From " (the fifth character is a SPACE) are commonly corrupted as
well. A careful composition agent can prevent these corruptions
by encoding the data (e.g., in the quoted-printable encoding,
"=46rom " in place of "From " at the start of a line, and "=2E" in
place of "." alone on a line.
Please note that the above list is NOT a list of recommended
practices for MTAs. RFC 821 MTAs are prohibited from altering the
character of white space or wrapping long lines. These BAD and
illegal practices are known to occur on established networks, and
implementations should be robust in dealing with the bad effects they
Appendix C -- A Complex Multipart Example
What follows is the outline of a complex multipart message. This
message has five parts to be displayed serially: two introductory
plain text parts, an embedded multipart message, a richtext part, and
a closing encapsulated text message in a non-ASCII character set.
The embedded multipart message has two parts to be displayed in
parallel, a picture and an audio fragment.
From: Nathaniel Borenstein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Ned Freed <email@example.com>
Subject: A multipart example
This is the preamble area of a multipart message.
Mail readers that understand multipart format
should ignore this preamble.
If you are reading this text, you might want to
consider changing to a mail reader that understands
how to properly display multipart messages.
...Some text appears here...
[Note that the preceding blank line means
no header fields were given and this is text,
with charset US ASCII. It could have been
done with explicit typing as in the next part.]
Content-type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
This could have been part of the previous part,
but illustrates explicit versus implicit
typing of body parts.
... base64-encoded 8000 Hz single-channel
mu-law-format audio data goes here....
... base64-encoded image data goes here....
This is <bold><italic>richtext.</italic></bold>
<smaller>as defined in RFC 1341</smaller>
From: (mailbox in US-ASCII)
To: (address in US-ASCII)
Subject: (subject in US-ASCII)
Content-Type: Text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
... Additional text in ISO-8859-1 goes here ...
Appendix D -- Collected Grammar
This appendix contains the complete BNF grammar for all the syntax
specified by this document.
By itself, however, this grammar is incomplete. It refers to several
entities that are defined by RFC 822. Rather than reproduce those
definitions here, and risk unintentional differences between the two,
this document simply refers the reader to RFC 822 for the remaining
definitions. Wherever a term is undefined, it refers to the RFC 822
application-subtype := ("octet-stream" *stream-param)
/ "postscript" / extension-token
application-type := "application" "/" application-subtype
attribute := token ; case-insensitive
atype := "ftp" / "anon-ftp" / "tftp" / "local-file"
/ "afs" / "mail-server" / extension-token
audio-type := "audio" "/" ("basic" / extension-token)
body-part := <"message" as defined in RFC 822,
with all header fields optional, and with the
specified delimiter not occurring anywhere in
the message body, either on a line by itself
or as a substring anywhere.>
NOTE: In certain transport enclaves, RFC 822 restrictions such as
the one that limits bodies to printable ASCII characters may not
be in force. (That is, the transport domains may resemble
standard Internet mail transport as specified in RFC821 and
assumed by RFC822, but without certain restrictions.) The
relaxation of these restrictions should be construed as locally
extending the definition of bodies, for example to include octets
outside of the ASCII range, as long as these extensions are
supported by the transport and adequately documented in the
Content-Transfer-Encoding header field. However, in no event are
headers (either message headers or body-part headers) allowed to
contain anything other than ASCII characters.
Appendix E -- IANA Registration Procedures
MIME has been carefully designed to have extensible mechanisms, and
it is expected that the set of content-type/subtype pairs and their
associated parameters will grow significantly with time. Several
other MIME fields, notably character set names, access-type
parameters for the message/external-body type, and possibly even
Content-Transfer-Encoding values, are likely to have new values
defined over time. In order to ensure that the set of such values is
developed in an orderly, well-specified, and public manner, MIME
defines a registration process which uses the Internet Assigned
Numbers Authority (IANA) as a central registry for such values.
In general, parameters in the content-type header field are used to
convey supplemental information for various content types, and their
use is defined when the content-type and subtype are defined. New
parameters should not be defined as a way to introduce new
In order to simplify and standardize the registration process, this
appendix gives templates for the registration of new values with
IANA. Each of these is given in the form of an email message
template, to be filled in by the registering party.
E.1 Registration of New Content-type/subtype Values
Note that MIME is generally expected to be extended by subtypes. If
a new fundamental top-level type is needed, its specification must be
published as an RFC or submitted in a form suitable to become an RFC,
and be subject to the Internet standards process.
Subject: Registration of new MIME
MIME type name:
(If the above is not an existing top-level MIME type,
please explain why an existing type cannot be used.)
MIME subtype name:
(The published specification must be an Internet RFC or
RFC-to-be if a new top-level type is being defined, and
must be a publicly available specification in any
Person & email address to contact for further information:
E.2 Registration of New Access-type Values
Subject: Registration of new MIME Access-type for
MIME access-type name:
(The published specification must be an Internet RFC or
Person & email address to contact for further information:
Appendix F -- Summary of the Seven Content-types
Subtypes defined by this document: plain
Important Parameters: charset
Encoding notes: quoted-printable generally preferred if an encoding
is needed and the character set is mostly an ASCII superset.
Security considerations: Rich text formats such as TeX and Troff
often contain mechanisms for executing arbitrary commands or file
system operations, and should not be used automatically unless
these security problems have been addressed. Even plain text may
contain control characters that can be used to exploit the
capabilities of "intelligent" terminals and cause security
violations. User interfaces designed to run on such terminals
should be aware of and try to prevent such problems.
Subtypes defined by this document: mixed, alternative,
Important Parameters: boundary
Encoding notes: No content-transfer-encoding is permitted.
Subtypes defined by this document: rfc822, partial, external-body
Important Parameters: id, number, total, access-type, expiration,
size, permission, name, site, directory, mode, server, subject
Encoding notes: No content-transfer-encoding is permitted.
Specifically, only "7bit" is permitted for "message/partial" or
"message/external-body", and only "7bit", "8bit", or "binary" are
permitted for other subtypes of "message".
Subtypes defined by this document: octet-stream, postscript
Important Parameters: type, padding
Deprecated Parameters: name and conversions were
defined in RFC 1341.
Encoding notes: base64 preferred for unreadable subtypes.
Security considerations: This type is intended for the
transmission of data to be interpreted by locally-installed
programs. If used, for example, to transmit executable
binary programs or programs in general-purpose interpreted
languages, such as LISP programs or shell scripts, severe
security problems could result. Authors of mail-reading
agents are cautioned against giving their systems the power
to execute mail-based application data without carefully
considering the security implications. While it is
certainly possible to define safe application formats and
even safe interpreters for unsafe formats, each interpreter
should be evaluated separately for possible security
Subtypes defined by this document: jpeg, gif
Important Parameters: none
Encoding notes: base64 generally preferred
Subtypes defined by this document: basic
Important Parameters: none
Encoding notes: base64 generally preferred
Subtypes defined by this document: mpeg
Important Parameters: none
Encoding notes: base64 generally preferred
Appendix G -- Canonical Encoding Model
There was some confusion, in earlier drafts of this memo, regarding
the model for when email data was to be converted to canonical form
and encoded, and in particular how this process would affect the
treatment of CRLFs, given that the representation of newlines varies
greatly from system to system. For this reason, a canonical model
for encoding is presented below.
The process of composing a MIME entity can be modeled as being done
in a number of steps. Note that these steps are roughly similar to
those steps used in RFC 1421 and are performed for each 'innermost
Step 1. Creation of local form.
The body to be transmitted is created in the system's native format.
The native character set is used, and where appropriate local end of
line conventions are used as well. The body may be a UNIX-style text
file, or a Sun raster image, or a VMS indexed file, or audio data in
a system-dependent format stored only in memory, or anything else
that corresponds to the local model for the representation of some
form of information. Fundamentally, the data is created in the
"native" form specified by the type/subtype information.
Step 2. Conversion to canonical form.
The entire body, including "out-of-band" information such as record
lengths and possibly file attribute information, is converted to a
universal canonical form. The specific content type of the body as
well as its associated attributes dictate the nature of the canonical
form that is used. Conversion to the proper canonical form may
involve character set conversion, transformation of audio data,
compression, or various other operations specific to the various
content types. If character set conversion is involved, however,
care must be taken to understand the semantics of the content-type,
which may have strong implications for any character set conversion,
e.g. with regard to syntactically meaningful characters in a text
subtype other than "plain".
For example, in the case of text/plain data, the text must be
converted to a supported character set and lines must be delimited
with CRLF delimiters in accordance with RFC822. Note that the
restriction on line lengths implied by RFC822 is eliminated if the
next step employs either quoted-printable or base64 encoding.
Step 3. Apply transfer encoding.
A Content-Transfer-Encoding appropriate for this body is applied.
Note that there is no fixed relationship between the content type and
the transfer encoding. In particular, it may be appropriate to base
the choice of base64 or quoted-printable on character frequency
counts which are specific to a given instance of a body.
Step 4. Insertion into entity.
The encoded object is inserted into a MIME entity with appropriate
headers. The entity is then inserted into the body of a higher-level
entity (message or multipart) if needed.
It is vital to note that these steps are only a model; they are
specifically NOT a blueprint for how an actual system would be built.
In particular, the model fails to account for two common designs:
1. In many cases the conversion to a canonical form prior to
encoding will be subsumed into the encoder itself, which
understands local formats directly. For example, the local
newline convention for text bodies might be carried through to the
encoder itself along with knowledge of what that format is.
2. The output of the encoders may have to pass through one or
more additional steps prior to being transmitted as a message. As
such, the output of the encoder may not be conformant with the
formats specified by RFC822. In particular, once again it may be
appropriate for the converter's output to be expressed using local
newline conventions rather than using the standard RFC822 CRLF
Other implementation variations are conceivable as well. The vital
aspect of this discussion is that, in spite of any optimizations,
collapsings of required steps, or insertion of additional processing,
the resulting messages must be consistent with those produced by the
model described here. For example, a message with the following
Content-type: text/foo; charset=bar
must be first represented in the text/foo form, then (if necessary)
represented in the "bar" character set, and finally transformed via
the base64 algorithm into a mail-safe form.
Appendix H -- Changes from RFC 1341
This document is a relatively minor revision of RFC 1341. For
the convenience of those familiar with RFC 1341, the technical
changes from that document are summarized in this appendix.
1. The definition of "tspecials" has been changed to no longer
2. The Content-ID field is now mandatory for message/external-body
3. The text/richtext type (including the old Section 7.1.3 and
Appendix D) has been moved to a separate document.
4. The rules on header merging for message/partial data have been
changed to treat the Encrypted and MIME-Version headers as special
5. The definition of the external-body access-type parameter has
been changed so that it can only indicate a single access method
(which was all that made sense).
6. There is a new "Subject" parameter for message/external-body,
access-type mail-server, to permit MIME-based use of mail servers
that rely on Subject field information.
7. The "conversions" parameter for application/octet-stream has been
8. Section 7.4.1 now deprecates the use of the "name" parameter for
application/octet-stream, as this will be superseded in the future by
a Content-Disposition header.
9. The formal grammar for multipart bodies has been changed so that
a CRLF is no longer required before the first boundary line.
10. MIME entities of type "message/partial" and "message/external-
body" are now required to use only the "7bit" transfer-encoding.
(Specifically, "binary" and "8bit" are not permitted.)
11. The "application/oda" content-type has been removed.
12. A note has been added to the end of section 7.2.3, explaining
the semantics of Content-ID in a multipart/alternative MIME entity.
13. The formal syntax for the "MIME-Version" field has been
tightened, but in a way that is completely compatible with the only
version number defined in RFC 1341.
14. In Section 7.3.1, the definition of message/rfc822 has been
relaxed regarding mandatory fields.
All other changes from RFC 1341 were editorial changes and do not
affect the technical content of MIME. Considerable formal grammar
has been added, but this reflects the prose specification that was
already in place.
[US-ASCII] Coded Character Set--7-Bit American Standard Code for
Information Interchange, ANSI X3.4-1986.
[ATK] Borenstein, Nathaniel S., Multimedia Applications Development
with the Andrew Toolkit, Prentice-Hall, 1990.
[GIF] Graphics Interchange Format (Version 89a), Compuserve, Inc.,
Columbus, Ohio, 1990.
[ISO-2022] International Standard--Information Processing--ISO 7-bit
and 8-bit coded character sets--Code extension techniques, ISO
[ISO-8859] Information Processing -- 8-bit Single-Byte Coded Graphic
Character Sets -- Part 1: Latin Alphabet No. 1, ISO 8859-1:1987. Part
2: Latin alphabet No. 2, ISO 8859-2, 1987. Part 3: Latin alphabet
No. 3, ISO 8859-3, 1988. Part 4: Latin alphabet No. 4, ISO 8859-4,
1988. Part 5: Latin/Cyrillic alphabet, ISO 8859-5, 1988. Part 6:
Latin/Arabic alphabet, ISO 8859-6, 1987. Part 7: Latin/Greek
alphabet, ISO 8859-7, 1987. Part 8: Latin/Hebrew alphabet, ISO
8859-8, 1988. Part 9: Latin alphabet No. 5, ISO 8859-9, 1990.
[ISO-646] International Standard--Information Processing--ISO 7-bit
coded character set for information interchange, ISO 646:1983.
[MPEG] Video Coding Draft Standard ISO 11172 CD, ISO IEC/TJC1/SC2/WG11
(Motion Picture Experts Group), May, 1991.
[PCM] CCITT, Fascicle III.4 - Recommendation G.711, Geneva, 1972,
"Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) of Voice Frequencies".
[POSTSCRIPT] Adobe Systems, Inc., PostScript Language Reference
Manual, Addison-Wesley, 1985.
[POSTSCRIPT2] Adobe Systems, Inc., PostScript Language Reference
Manual, Addison-Wesley, Second Edition, 1990.
[X400] Schicker, Pietro, "Message Handling Systems, X.400", Message
Handling Systems and Distributed Applications, E. Stefferud, O-j.
Jacobsen, and P. Schicker, eds., North-Holland, 1989, pp. 3-41.
[RFC-783] Sollins, K., "TFTP Protocol (revision 2)", RFC 783, MIT,
[RFC-821] Postel, J., "Simple Mail Transfer Protocol", STD 10, RFC
821, USC/Information Sciences Institute, August 1982.
[RFC-822] Crocker, D., "Standard for the Format of ARPA Internet Text
Messages", STD 11, RFC 822, UDEL, August 1982.
[RFC-934] Rose, M., and E. Stefferud, "Proposed Standard for Message
Encapsulation", RFC 934, Delaware and NMA, January 1985.
[RFC-959] Postel, J. and J. Reynolds, "File Transfer Protocol",
STD 9, RFC 959, USC/Information Sciences Institute, October 1985.
[RFC-1049] Sirbu, M., "Content-Type Header Field for Internet
Messages", STD 11, RFC 1049, CMU, March 1988.
[RFC-1421] Linn, J., "Privacy Enhancement for Internet Electronic Mail:
Part I - Message Encryption and Authentication Procedures", RFC
1421, IAB IRTF PSRG, IETF PEM WG, February 1993.
[RFC-1154] Robinson, D. and R. Ullmann, "Encoding Header Field for
Internet Messages", RFC 1154, Prime Computer, Inc., April 1990.
[RFC-1341] Borenstein, N., and N. Freed, "MIME (Multipurpose Internet
Mail Extensions): Mechanisms for Specifying and Describing the Format
of Internet Message Bodies", RFC 1341, Bellcore, Innosoft, June 1992.
[RFC-1342] Moore, K., "Representation of Non-Ascii Text in Internet
Message Headers", RFC 1342, University of Tennessee, June 1992.
[RFC-1343] Borenstein, N., "A User Agent Configuration Mechanism
for Multimedia Mail Format Information", RFC 1343, Bellcore, June
[RFC-1344] Borenstein, N., "Implications of MIME for Internet
Mail Gateways", RFC 1344, Bellcore, June 1992.
[RFC-1345] Simonsen, K., "Character Mnemonics & Character Sets",
RFC 1345, Rationel Almen Planlaegning, June 1992.
[RFC-1426] Klensin, J., (WG Chair), Freed, N., (Editor), Rose, M.,
Stefferud, E., and D. Crocker, "SMTP Service Extension for 8bit-MIME
transport", RFC 1426, United Nations Universit, Innosoft, Dover Beach
Consulting, Inc., Network Management Associates, Inc., The Branch
Office, February 1993.
[RFC-1522] Moore, K., "Representation of Non-Ascii Text in Internet
Message Headers" RFC 1522, University of Tennessee, September 1993.
[RFC-1340] Reynolds, J., and J. Postel, "Assigned Numbers", STD 2, RFC
1340, USC/Information Sciences Institute, July 1992.