Dealing With Attachments

From: Andrew Kuchling <>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 16:26:53 -0400 (EDT)
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Kent Landfield writes:
> Need to worry about uniqueness, does a valid name exist and
> what to fall back to in the event there is no decernable
> information supplied. Need to also assure that only the
> base filename is used (/etc/passwd would be passwd).

        How about creating a subdirectory for each message containing attachments, and then using the name specified by the user?

	   Don't have to worry about unique names across different messages
	   All the attachments for a given message are in the same place
           Consumes more inodes (at least two per message w/ attachments)

Also, you'd want to be able to specify that some types of attachments, just get dumped. For example, you might not want a file for every message with a vcard attachment.

A.M. Kuchling
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
    -- Confucius
Received on Wed 10 Jun 1998 10:29:26 PM GMT

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