MailScanner Features

Stephen Swaney steve.swaney at FSL.COM
Fri Jan 9 20:59:24 GMT 2004

On Friday January 09, 2004 2:47 PM, [SKS] Anthony Stone wrote:

> On Friday 09 January 2004 7:39 pm, Christian Campbell wrote:
> > On the site:, it
> notes
> > that MailScanner has the following ability:
> >
> > "Pornographic spam can be stripped of all graphical content, protecting
> > users from obscene content "
> It also notes that the developer is "Fortress Systems Ltd", and it's quite
> clear that the "automatic learning techniques and over 850 advanced
> heuristic
> tests" are features of SpamAssassin, not MailScanner.
> Not a particularly accurate product summary, IMHO.

 Absolutely correct and we were completely unaware of this page and the
mis-statement of the facts it contains. It looks like someone at condensed some information on our web site and left out some
very important points.

I believe our web page is quite clear on several points:

1. MailScanner and SpamAssassin are open source software.
2. Julian Field is the creator and maintainer of MailScanner.
3. SpamAssassin provides the anti-spam features described above.

I'll see what I can do to correct the bad information at

Thanks Anthony for pointing this out.

Stephen Swaney
Fortress Systems Ltd.
steve.swaney at

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