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yEncNews and Mail transfer require that a binary attachment is "encoded" before it is sent. And they are "decoded" after they have been received. Normally all this is done by your newsreader (or mail-program). You donít see it. Most donít even know it. yEnc files are formatted in a coding system that is up to 40% smaller than UUencode and Base64, and also include error checking and multipart file support. This means that posts are smaller, and take less time to download.

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By: Tim Haight
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January 19, 2004
  1. · yEnc Format Files
  2. · What is yEnc?
  3. · What are the Problems with yEnc?
  4. · How Do I Decode yEnc Files
  5. · Finishing Up with yEnc

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If you use Outlook Express to download binary files from Usenet groups, you probably have encountered files in the yEnc format.  You probably are asking yourself:

1. What is yEnc
2. What are the problems with yEnc
3. What do I need to download yEnc files
4. How do I decode yEnc Files

This article will attempt to answer these questions.

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