Content Type is also known as MIME (Multipurpose internet Mail Extension)Type. It is a HTTP header that provides the description about what are you sending to the browser.

MIME is an internet standard that is used for extending the limited capabilities of email by allowing the insertion of sounds, images and text in a message.

The features provided by MIME to the email services are as given below:

  • It supports the non-ASCII characters
  • It supports the multiple attachments in a single message
  • It supports the attachment which contains executable audio, images and video files etc.
  • It supports the unlimited message length.

Content Type

List of Content Types

There are many content types. The commonly used content types are given below:

  • text/html
  • text/plain
  • application/msword
  • application/
  • application/jar
  • application/pdf
  • application/octet-stream
  • application/x-zip
  • images/jpeg
  • images/png
  • images/gif
  • audio/mp3
  • video/mp4
  • video/quicktime etc.