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Unless I am mistaken, which I have been known to be a time or two ;-), both 
MIME and UU are encoding/decoding procedures that permit binary files to be 
transmitted as e-mail, i.e., ASCII files.  *Some* e-mail programs will 
automatically decode MIME and UU files, while others will not and the files 
have to be manually decoded.

For those who do not have e-mail programs that automatically decode MIME- or 
UU-encoded files, a freeware UU program can be found on the garbo FTP site.  

For a very nominal fee ($20), MIME encoding and decoding (both 
MIME-32 and MIME-64) can be obtained.  It can also be ordered from Richard 
Marks, 931 Sulgrave Lane, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, rmarks(--nospam--at)

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona