In what way were the messages from the mbox file being parsed? It is beginning to sound like that they were only being extracted from the mbox file and loaded into the database. It's also sounds like the entire mbox file was being stuffed into the databse. Is that correct? Currently the tips are associated with the author. The message ID from the header is also captured. Also, the caveat with associating a message author with a tip is that not all tips are written by the message's author. They are merely being quoted from someone else's message. Dean Seth Bienek writes: > The idea was to finish parsing the messages from the mbox file into > the database, then parse the message bodies from the database for > tips. The reason for this was to be able to relate tips to the > messages and authors from whence they came, etc. in order to keep > everything related and in the database.