4.35.3 working okay?

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tue Oct 12 18:49:10 IST 2004

At 18:43 12/10/2004, you wrote:
>Julian Field wrote:
> > With the Conf vs Config typo corrected, is 4.35.3 working okay for
> > the brave few of you who have tried it? I haven't heard any more
> > reports of problems, so hopefully it is alright.
> >
> > The next beta will have the phishing detector in it. I have been
> > running this here today and it has already caught a whole load of
> > attacks against Abbey National and SunTrust bank customers.
> >
> > Your comments please...
> >
> > Thanks folks, particularly for being so patient while I get these
> > nasty Perl dependency and packaging problems sorted out.
> >
> > Jules.
>What is the default action associated with phishing schemes?  Spam, High
>Scoring Spam, mail bomb 'em (just kidding!)?

It inserts a warning right next to the link, telling you (a) that
MailScanner found a suspicious link and (b) the real target of the link.
The link itself is left active, so you can click on it if it is a false alarm.
The subject line is also tagged as containing dangerous content.

>If one downloads the current 4.35.3 beta do we need to apply any patches or
>edit for the conf/config errors, or are they fixed I the build?

Do a
         cd /usr/lib/MailScanner/MailScanner
         grep Conf:: *pm
and change any you find to Config instead of Conf. You will find either 1
or 2 of them.

If you like I will publish a new beta with these fixes in, and the phishing
Julian Field
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