An X-Face is a small bitmap (48 × 48 pixels, black and white) image which is added to a Usenet posting or e-mail message, typically showing a picture of the author's face. The image data is included in the posting as encoded text, and attached with an 'X-Face' header.

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Ashton, James
Personal page of the creator of this format, includes some of his remarks on these images.
A Bunch of X-Faces
A collection of X-Face images and their corresponding text.
Dairiki.org: Online X-Face Converter
Converts various image formats to the X-Face format suitable for inclusion in e-mail or Usenet article headers.
The Face Header
A proposed improvement to the X-Face header. The Face header is a PNG image whereas X-Faces are one-bit images.
Mozdev.org: Mnenhy
Amongst several enhancements to SeaMonkey Mail/News and Mozilla Thunderbird, brings the possibility of displaying X-Face headers.
Wikipedia: X-Face
Brief description of this header, its history and a list of compatible software.
XFace for RISC OS
Offers a little utility that handles X-Face images on RISC OS systems.

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