seth - ATM i'm checking out MBOX2Database.cfm in the /xml directory and have a couple questions :) would it be possible to walk through like 100 msgs at a time rather than try to parse the whole thing at once? did you mention before that you were running into performance issues with this? if so, what were they(i think it had to do with the indexes i had on, these can be taken off durning the initial inserts since they slow the fuck outa inserts) on line 207 you write back a blank .mbox file right? whats up with that?(majorgumbo needs that file to work, although i've never tested out deleting it.. we can talk about this one) lemme know :) .djc. Seth Bienek wrote: > Hey Dan, > > > > Gimme a holla if you need me to pitch in on this.. > > > > My idea of moving the parsing routine to PL/SQL was a bomb. Turns out I > > don't have the time/resources to learn PL/SQL right now.. > > > > If you can make the XML file work, or massage that into the Oracle DB, I can > > write a lil' deal that will process the .mbox into xml incrementally, so the > > hit isn't so bad.