VIM (Vendor Independent Messaging) is an application program interface (API) that facilitates the exchange of e-mail and attachments between programs from different vendors.
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From a user standpoint, VIM works in a manner similar to the Microsoft Messaging Application Program Interface (MAPI). The first implementation of VIM to appear on the market was cc:Mail, which was released by Lotus, now a division of IBM.