Sneak preview of 3.20

Julian Field jkf at
Tue Jun 11 17:25:20 IST 2002

Just to give you some advance warning, 3.20 is due out "Real Soon Now(TM)".

List of changes looks roughly like this:

Moved McAfee support from "mcafee" directory to "uvscan" to make McAfee
installation simpler
Added configuration option to control logging of spam messages
Added configuration option to control compilation of SpamAssassin code for
Added support for RBL lists that work by domain name rather than by IP number
*** Added configuration option to list viruses that should be quietly
deleted without informing the sender or recipient. A good example is the
"Klez" worm.
Added optional internal TNEF expansion using CPAN Perl Convert::TNEF module
Added support for Panda and RAV virus scanners, bringing total supported to 10

Many minor speed improvements
Improvement to warning message placing in multipart/related messages
Improved speed via optimisation of file+dir existence checks
Optimised code in various important places
Updated version of MIME-tools module shipped and included
mime-tools-patch.txt from Bugtraq

Now requires at least Perl 5.005 due to bugs in previous versions of Perl
Fixed bug (according to a user) in the Inoculan output parser. Not verified
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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