[Spambayes] pop3proxy: what are (none) messages?

T. Alexander Popiel popiel at wolfskeep.com
Thu Feb 13 14:06:41 EST 2003


In message:  <tt3o4v42v7cdnn76o2np3l4h8po0hnha4d at 4ax.com>
             Richie Hindle <richie at entrian.com> writes:
>
>[Alex]
>> One thing that I noticed recently going through mboxutils.py is that
>> if a message fails to parse for some reason, spambayes then strips off
>> _ALL_ headers and tries again.  This could obviously be quite damaging...
>
>That's very bad if it can ever happen to 'live' email.  The POP3 proxy will
>never do this - when modifying messages it uses a deliberately naive
>'parser' (which is "so simple that it obviously has no flaws") that will
>either work perfectly or fail cleanly (notwithstanding protocol errors,
>with apologies to François 8-).  This business of failing to parse headers
>only affects the way messages are displayed on the Review page.

Well, hammie managed to munch one of my mails by nuking all preexisting
headers, so I think that this (or something like it) is in the live
stream for hammie (or was at the time when it happened - it may have been
fixed).  I'll poke in a little more detail in a few minutes.

- Alex



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