What is a .MIM File And How To Open It – Internet Engineering Task Force (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .mim extension and you don’t know what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. In this article we will explain what .mim file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .MIM file?

The .MIM file extension comes from Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Message File. It was developed by Internet Engineering Task Force. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a encoded file.

What to know

There are currently 5 software that can open the .mim file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .MIM file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .MIM file on various operating systems.

How to open a .MIM file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .mim file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Mozilla Thunderbird software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe, Corel WinZip, Microsoft Outlook 365 and Mozilla Thunderbird.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MIM file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Mozilla Thunderbird software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .MIM file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .mim file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Mozilla Thunderbird software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Microsoft Outlook 365, Apple Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .MIM file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Mozilla Thunderbird software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .MIM file?

If you cannot open the .MIM file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .MIM file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .mime – The Internet Engineering Task Force, .min – Okuma, .min – Nintendo, .minc – Pokemon Mini Color File, .mind – MeisterLabs. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .MIM file with the Mozilla Thunderbird, Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe, Corel WinZip, Microsoft Outlook 365 programs on Windows and Mozilla Thunderbird, Microsoft Outlook 365, Apple Mail programs on Mac.