The History of MIME Infographic

Thanks to the development of the MIME standard, email has become quite possibly the most important business tool of our time - check out the infographic below for the full story. 

Can you imagine not being able to send attachments via email? Probably not, but there was a time, only 20 years ago when sending an attachment would have been unthinkable by most.

The invention of Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) was a critical moment in the history of email. It transformed email from the simple text-only messaging system first demonstrated in 1965, to the extra-ordinarily successful communication and collaboration tool that we all know and love today.

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