MailScanner ANNOUNCE: Stable 4.41 released

Julian Field MailScanner at
Sat Apr 30 21:58:35 IST 2005

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Hi all.

I have just released the latest stable release 4.41.

The major changes this month are:
- Solaris 10 support
- AMD64 Fedora Core 3 support
- * wildcards in
- Improved support of deep RAR archives
- Support for ClamAV 0.84 and SpamAssassin 3.0.3 in ClamAV+SA tarball
- Several phishing net improvements

Download it from as usual.

The full Change Log for this month is:

* New Features and Improvements *
- Improved to work on AMD64 Fedora Core 3 systems.
- Added * wildcard support to, so you can list
  * instead of having to list subdomains and other servers
  individually. Useful for listing your own domain.
- Improved IPv6 support as sendmail on Linux adds "IPv6:" on the front of
  the IPv6 SMTP client address.
- Improved support for \ characters in URLs in phishing net.
- Better handling of subdirectories in RAR archives.
- Duplicates removed in quarantine postmaster notice.
- Added filetype entry to allow PostScript files.
- Improved phishing net by adding detector for numeric IPs which do match
  but warn as they might be part of a fraud.
- Added new entry to languages.conf which needs translating.
- Improved phishing net to improve handling of numbered website references
  automatically inserted by some Unix text-only email clients.
- Improved handling of ClamAV output when it scanned zero-length
- Updated phishing net safe-sites list.
- Added comment to MailScanner.conf about Maxium Archive Depth being a
- Changed default auto-whitelisting to "no".
- Installation support for Solaris 10, in main ./ and ClamAV-SA
  installation script.
- Changed blacklisting so it doesn't override whitelisting if you always
  want to get the SpamAssassin results header.
  So if you whitelist an address at and blacklist *,
  it works as you would expect it to.
- Upgraded ClamAV+SA tarball to SpamAssassin 3.0.3 and ClamAV 0.84.

* Fixes *
- RAR archive handling: creation of directory only archive entries, both
  windows and *nix created archives (caused problems for SAVI).
- RAR archive handling: possible false Encrypted file trigger on file names
  containing the word "Encrypted".
- RAR archive handling: full path names used when extracting archived files,
  extracted to safe file name without out path.
- Removed harmless error message when clearing out empty working directories
  at startup in debug mode.
- Fixed problem where using rulesets to scan messages for dangerous content
  but not for viruses would cause the messages to be scanned by viruses
- Fixed problem where filename/type checks were still being done on messages
  which had rulesets saying they should not do dangerous content checking.
- Fixed problem in tar distribution install script where it would not
  correctly find the installed tnef expander binary.

Julian Field
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