mimetic is a MIME library written in C++ designed to be easy to use and integrate but yet fast and efficient. It's standard compliant using the Standard Template Library for base C++ structures and supporting all relevant messaging RFCs. A powerful template encoding/decoding engine is also included to allow seamless extendibility (i.e. encryption codecs) and intuitive codec chains creation (using well-known Unix-style pipes syntax: a|b|c). Real world examples, documentation, and regression tests are included.