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Unix to Unix encode (UUENCODE)

The Unix to Unix Encode (UUENCODE) is the encoding of a file into the Uuencode format. This encoding method is used to transfer binary files in emailsSimple Mail Transfer Protocol

(SMTP). Itinvolves text and graphic files in e-mails, which also appear as character strings.

Before transmission, the files are translated with uuencode and included in the e-mails as normal text. The transmitted e-mail is stored on the receiving side and converted back to binary data with uudecode.

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Englisch: Unix to Unix encode - UUENCODE
Updated at: 30.07.2013
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