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From "Jem Berkes" <>
Subject Re: mod_smtpd design - protocol
Date Sun, 17 Jul 2005 03:56:49 GMT
> Have you considered using libapreq2 for parsing
> the mime headers in there?  The header parser
> should really convenient for that, you could
> even introduce a post-header-parser hook that
> runs when the parser finishes.

My own suggestion is that we don't touch or try to interpret MIME. Parsing 
the message headers into a table is straightforward but once you get into 
recognizing MIME you're moving out of the protocol realm and into the 
message format realm - and you start having to worry about messages within 
messages, boundaries, corrupt structures, and other things that I think are 
not mod_smtpd's problem.

I don't know if the other smtp project people share my opinion here.

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