a new encoding method which offers efficient and proper transmission
for binaries on the Usenet (or by eMail and other applications).
Other encodings are BASE64, BinHex, UUencode, Quoted Printable,
This is a file extension added onto files
created by the PKZip file compression program written by PKWare.
Zip files are the most common compressed file format in existence
and are supported by most compression and decompression programs
such as WinZip and WinRar.