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<p>The proliferation of small and large computer networks and workstations has been the supporting platform for the extensive use and growth of electronic mail. As users became accustomed to the usefulness of electronic mail, they also encountered its limitations with regards to multimedia content and interoperability. An approach that provides a multimedia capability to X.400 that has a built-in interoperability with the Internet/MIME standard is proposed. This approach ensures that existing X.400 and Internet electronic mail facilities can be used to transport and exchange multimedia information by using published interoperability documents. The implementation of the prototype by the MCRLab at the University of Ottawa based on this approach is presented. Brief compatibility comparisons with military messaging standards and other multimedia mail projects are also provided.</p> <p>Contact Carrier at the National Defence Headquarters, Directorate of Information Systems Engineering and Maintenance 6-2, Jackson Building, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0K2, e-mail</p>

N. D. Georganas and S. Carrier, "Practical Multimedia Electronic Mail on X.400," in IEEE MultiMedia, vol. 2, no. , pp. 12-23, 1995.
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