MIME-Type.net is a free online MIME Type database that provides information about different MIME types and how to work with them.

MIME type came in to existence in the year 1992. It was defined by Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). MIME type is an internet media type popular by the name content type. It is considered to be a two part file format and internet identifier. Initially the identifiers were defined in RFC 2046 as e-mail sent from side to side SMTP. Media type in general consists of two parts namely the type and its subtype. It includes one of more elective parameters. MIME is nothing but Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension. It is nothing but a way to format any non ASCII messages to enable them to be sent through internet. Lots of e-mail clients support the MIME types. Such types make it simple to send and receive some kind of graphics, video as well as audio files through internet options. The message in characters is well supported by all of the MIME types better than the ASCII values.

You will come across lots of MIME types in use in offices. Every MIME type is associated and supported with respective file extensions. Some are associated with an ‘x’ while some are not. The ‘x’ of any MIME type suggests that the type is not yet registered with IANA. Some subtypes begin with vnd. which are considered to be vendor specific while some others are in personal or else vanity tree that begin with prs. Lots of predefined MIME types are used all over the offices to fasten the work. GIF graphics and the PostScript types are two of the common predefined MIME types. You can even define any of your own types of MIME. Working with the MIME types is simple.  

E-mail applications are well supported by the MIME types. Apart from the e-mail applications lots of web browsers support different MIME types. With the help of this it is simple for the browser to display of showcase the files that doesn’t belong to HTML file formats. A new version in the form of S/MIME came in to existence to support all of the encrypted messages. MIME directory is full of type application, audio, image, message, model, multipart, text, video, vender specific, non standard files, and the PKCS standard types. As per applicability and usability all of the MIME types are popularly used all over. MIME in general helps to interpret any complex data. Such types are utilised by the internet browsers to display data and launch any separate application in order to take care of the data online.