[Spambayes] Re: [Python-Dev] Re: some preliminary timings

Tim Stone - Four Stones Expressions tim at fourstonesExpressions.com
Tue Feb 25 18:19:18 EST 2003

2/25/2003 6:09:18 PM, "T. Alexander Popiel" <popiel at wolfskeep.com> wrote:

>In message:  <200302252314.h1PNEDS18031 at odiug.zope.com>
>             Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> writes:
>>Note that spambayes/mboxutils.py imports email.Message, which
>>effectively imports the entire email package.  That's a lot of code
>>(one file per class).
>This highlights another recent question: do we want to stop using
>the email package in favor of our own (presumably lightweight)
>message parser?

I'm beginning to definitely be of the opinion that our own parser is 
preferable.  Our parsing requirements are VERY light, and the heavier the 
parser, the more easily spammers can do something to break it.

>Personally, I don't care if the throughput of hammie is under
>10 messages per second... my mail feed isn't that dense (and I'll
>be very disurbed if it becomes so), and people who do have denser
>feeds should probably have a daemon process for filtering instead
>of firing off a new process for each message.
>- Alex
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