ANNOUNCE: Version 4.14 released

Julian Field mailscanner at
Fri Apr 4 19:01:37 IST 2003

I'm planning on switching to the SAVI module on my systems the next time I
upgrade them.
I see no reason to switch urgently at all, my current setup works perfectly

At 17:15 04/04/2003, you wrote:
>Does this mean we should definitely switch to the SAVI perl module or is
>that still up for debate?
>Steve Evans
>SDSU Foundation
>(619) 594-0653
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Julian Field [mailto:mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK]
>Sent: Friday, April 04, 2003 2:59 AM
>I have just released MailScanner version 4.14.
>Major new features are:
>- Support for NOD32 1.99, F-Secure 4.50 and F-Prot 3.13.
>- Support for SAVI Perl module to completely avoid startup delays with
>Sophos scanner.
>- Support for quirks of SpamAssassin 2.50 - 2.53.
>- Fixed important bug in filename checking code causing it not to check
>long filenames properly. I strongly advise all 4.13 users to upgrade.
>People who should upgrade are:
>          - Anyone running 4.13
>          - Anyone using SpamAssassin 2.50-2.53
>          - Anyone using F-Prot
>          - Anyone using F-Secure
>          - Anyone using NOD32
>Download it as usual from
>And why not help to spread the word by buying a T-shirt while you are
>The full ChangeLog is this:
>* New Features and Improvements *
>- Added support for new (1.99) version of NOD32, using the "nod32-1.99"
>    Virus Scanner setting, which has totally different output and
>    command-line switches from previous versions.
>- Added support for new (4.50) version of F-Secure. Involves a new
>    wrapper as well as new main code.
>- Added support for new version of F-Prot 3.13.
>- Added support for SAVI Perl module, using the "sophossavi" Virus
>    setting. See the main docs for instructions on how to install the
>    Perl module.
>- Signed and/or encrypted messages can now be signed without breaking
>    PGP/GPG signed portion of the message.
>- RAV support improved in Cobalt RaQ systems.
>- Added "Include Scanner Name In Reports" option to allow the virus
>    name to appear in the scanning reports.
>- "Debug SpamAssassin" option to help you sort out SpamAssassin
>- "Exim Split Spool" option to support split mail queues with Exim.
>- Full support for quirks of SpamAssassin 2.5x.
>- Added optional support in f-prot-wrapper script to support tmpfs and
>    ramdisks which F-Prot cannot use without assistance.
>- Better error reporting when compiling configuration files.
>- Improved OpenBSD installation and upgrading instructions.
>- Added check of location of all required system commands.
>- Improved wording of message to spam senders.
>- Increased max size of messages sent to SpamAssassin.
>    Spam messages are getting bigger.
>- All variables in the supplied conf file are now set to something, even
>    just a blank value. This will make upgrade_MailScanner_conf work
>- Speeded up deletion of working area directories (thanks to Tony F for
>- No more reliance on hard-coded paths in, this entire
>file is
>    now obsolete.
>- Improved RedHat scripts to cope with glibc 2.3.x.
>* Fixes *
>- Fixed important bug in filename checking code causing it not to check
>    long filenames properly. I strongly advise all 4.13 users to upgrade.
>- Changed setuid/setgid code so taint mode is not switched on.
>- Fixed various other issues kindly brought to my attention by Tony
>    at Cambridge Univ.
>- Fixed problem with deleting recipients from messages with Exim.
>- Fixed problem with headers being passed to SpamAssassin from Exim
>- Fixed problem when running internal TNEF decoder.
>- Fixed locking problems when SpamAssassin 2.50 times out.
>- Fixed "RBL Timeout 20 of 7" problem, and problem when no RBL's in use
>at all.
>- Fixed dont_copy_prefs option in call to SpamAssassin.
>Julian Field
>MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support

Julian Field
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