1 Introduction

The RFC 2822 and MIME to Email Object Conversion Algorithm consists of a set of algorithms that applications use to convert data between these two representations of e-mail messages. The process of converting Message object data to MIME format is referred to as MIME generation, while the reverse process is referred to as MIME analysis.

Sections 1.6 and 2 of this specification are normative. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.