[Thamesvalley-pm] calling all Perl newbies!

Mark Robson mark.robson at surfcontrol.com
Tue Sep 4 01:58:24 PDT 2007

On Tue, 2007-09-04 at 09:24 +0100, Richard Dawe wrote:
> Mails can be bigger than physical memory. Or have crazy structures.
> Examples:
> * 4.7GB DVD image compressed to 450MB and then attached to a message.
> * Message with 2,500 attachments.
> * Message with 2,500 nesting levels.


	I intend to attend the 21st Sept meeting. Anyway, working for a company which specialises in email 
scanning, I can confirm that people do definitely do crazy things with attachments.

Of course we scan messages for viruses etc. We need to be able to deal with 
silly things like 10-level nested .zip files, tar.gz files, MIME attachments etc. 

Our system can do this but it can take some time to scan these crazy format messages.

I discovered a message with around 8,000 attachments (albeit inside a .tar.gz). The
message wasn't even that large.

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