[Mailman-Developers] Requirements for a new archiver
brad.knowles at skynet.be
Wed Oct 29 22:50:04 EST 2003
At 10:43 PM -0500 2003/10/29, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> We may even want both the encoded and decoded messages stored on the
> file system -- at the very least, we should have attachments decoded and
> stored in separate files.
I'm not at all sure that you want to go down this route. One of
the biggest headaches within the AOL mail system is the handling of
attachment storage, what happens when the attachments get out of
sync, etc.... Same with Eudora as a local MUA.
I think I'd be inclined to store the message in wire format just
the once, and deal with transformation on the fly. At least you
would never have to worry about the attachments getting out of sync
with the message bodies, and maybe someone else getting the
attachments they weren't supposed to see, or not getting the
attachments at all that they should have, etc....
Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>
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