CNET GLOSSARY: Terms for the techie
Like MIME, UUencode lets you send binary files over the Internet. UUencode converts binary data into ASCII text format, which can then be inserted into an e-mail message. The receiving program uses a UUdecode utility to convert the text back to binary format. The name UUencode was taken from "Unix-to-Unix encoding," but UUencode and UUdecode are now cross-platform standards.
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