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Re: [Nmh-workers] mime-aware filtering?

From: Tethys
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] mime-aware filtering?
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 23:43:08 +0100

Ken Hornstein writes:

>>A possible way to solve the access to MIME parts problem
>>might be to store the parts as messageNumber.partNumber*
>>Creation of these parts would be optional, and eat space,
>>but it would make indexing/grepping easy.
>You know ... given that & Norm's comments, that actually might work.

My only thought is that MIME is more than just the linear list of
attachments that many seem to believe, and we need to come up with
a naming convention capable of representing that. And even then,
deciding what to store as content for a given part isn't necessarily
straightforward. For example, if you have a multipart/alternative
part, how do you represent that in the filesystem? We've briefly
touched on some of this before:


But whatever we do, it needs careful thought to cover the edge cases
that are increasingly becoming the common case in mail I'm being sent.


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