This Media Format defines the interchange of other Media Formats, such as DICOM MIME or ZIP File, using email.
A Standard or Private Application Profile that uses this Email Media Format will specify the selection of the media profile to be transported.
A Standard or Private Application Profile that uses this Email Media Format specifies the MIME encoding requirements, to include:
The content identification to be used,
The attachment file identification to be used,
The disposition to be used,
Subject line content restrictions,
Other restrictions, especially use of MIME compression, encryption, and digital signatures.
Note: Subject lines are often modified automatically, e.g., by the addition of “Re:”. Other routing information such as “for Doctor Fred” is also often included. Automatic and human recognition of the special nature of this email can be improved by requiring that some phrase like “DICOM-ZIP” be part of the subject line.