MalScanner ANNOUNCE: Stable 4.44.5 released

Julian Field MailScanner at
Mon Aug 1 14:03:08 IST 2005

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I have just released the August stable edition of MailScanner 4.44.5.

The major new features and improvements are an optimisation when the 
spam archive is being kept clean but most messages (eg your spam) is 
being deleted, and a "Scan Messages" option which can be used to control 
the total functionality of MailScanner which greatly simplifies the 
settings when some customers don't want any scanning services at all.

The main fixes are for those using Postfix. The "corrupt" message 
problem has been fixed for good, as has the problem of the scanning 
slowly stopping after a few hours.

You can download it as usual from

The full Change Log for the month is:

* New Features and Improvements *
- Published new version of the book, but advise you don't purchase until
  3rd week of August so I get to check a copy off the press first.
- Optimised situation where spam archive is being kept clean but many
  messages are being deleted. Thanks to yavor.trapkov at for that.
- Improved logging to show what sort of HTML tags have been disarmed.
- Added "Scan Messages" option (intended to be a ruleset) which is an
  easy way of disabling all scanning and processing of messages. Great
  for customers who don't want scanning of any sort on their messages.
- More phishing net improvements and additions to the safe sites list.

* Fixes *
- Added more Postfix temporarily-invalid-message checks.
  This is working perfectly reliably now.
- Added disk full checks for MailScanner/incoming space.
- Added missing object instantiate in the generic spam scanner.
- Fixed reporting and scoring bugs in Custom Spam Scanner.
- Made Postfix hash depth measurement more tolerant of stray files such
  as Razor logs appearing in the hold queue directories.

Julian Field
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