[Thamesvalley-pm] calling all Perl newbies!

Richard Dawe rich at phekda.gotadsl.co.uk
Tue Sep 4 01:24:36 PDT 2007


Greg Matthews wrote:
> Jacqui caren wrote:
>> I am in the process of designing/writing a sax-like engine for
>> email, The objective is to search for a pattern/s in message
>> headers/content by serially expanding the MIME tree without
>> holding the whole message in memory or files.
> interesting, why the requirement to not hold the message in memory?

I'm guessing here, since I don't know the requirements.

Mails can be bigger than physical memory. Or have crazy structures.

* 4.7GB DVD image compressed to 450MB and then attached to a message.
* Message with 2,500 attachments.
* Message with 2,500 nesting levels.

Bye, Rich =]

Richard Dawe [ http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~phekda/richdawe/ ]

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