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 for mimencode
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  mimencode
  
     (Originally distributed as "mmencode").  A replacement for
     uuencode for use in electronic mail and news.  Part of
     MIME.  uuencode uses characters that don"t translate well
     across all mail gateways (particularly those which convert
     between ASCII and EBCDIC).  Also, different variants of
     uuencode encode data in different and incompatible ways, with
     no standard.  Finally, few uuencode variants work well in a
     pipe.  Mimencode implements the encodings which were defined
     for MIME as uuencode replacements, and should be
     considerably more robust for e-mail use.  Written by Nathaniel
     S. Borenstein of Bell Communications Research,
     Inc. ({Bellcore) in 1991.
  

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