200,000 downloads of MailScanner

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed Feb 4 14:14:20 GMT 2004

I am very against giving out exact version details to anyone who asks.
Knowing the precise version number is a classic starting point for hackers
as they know exactly what they are up against.

At 12:48 04/02/2004, you wrote:
>On Wed, 4 Feb 2004 12:03:33 -0000, you wrote:
> >It would be interesting to know how many live sites use MailScanner.
>Perhaps changing the X-%site%-MailScanner-Information: header to
>"Scanned by MailScanner %version%. ..."
> >Your graphs suggest it is around 11,000, but maybe some users aren't
> >fastidious about upgrading to the latest version.
>At least the new installations will show the version and people can
>contact organizations (they know people at) about upgrading.
>Peter Peters, senior netwerkbeheerder
>Dienst Informatietechnologie, Bibliotheek en Educatie (ITBE)
>Universiteit Twente,  Postbus 217,  7500 AE  Enschede
>telefoon: 053 - 489 2301, fax: 053 - 489 2383, http://www.utwente.nl/civ

Julian Field
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PGP footprint: EE81 D763 3DB0 0BFD E1DC 7222 11F6 5947 1415 B654

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