How to Open MIME Files in Outlook 2007

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How to Open MIME Files in Outlook 2007
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MIME files are encoded files that are mainly associated with Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Extension, according to, an online database of file extensions. MIME files are used by e-mail applications and they define multiple methods for representing binary data in US ASCII text format.

You can decode MIME files using file decompression applications, such as Corel WinZip 14.5 and Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010; however, if you have Microsoft Outlook 2007, you can open and view MIME files with without having to download any additional software.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Right-click on the MIME file.

  2. 2

    Click on "Open With."

  3. 3

    Select the "Choose Default Program" option.

  4. 4

    Select Microsoft Outlook 2007.

  5. 5

    Click on "OK." Your MIME file will open.

Tips and warnings

  • It is recommended that you install the newest version --Microsoft Outlook 2010-- which you can purchase and download from the product's website.

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