Beta 4.48.2 released

Julian Field mailscanner at
Wed Nov 23 09:43:56 GMT 2005


I have just released 4.48.2.
This release uses the new method of handling the  
spam.assassin.prefs.conf file as discussed over the past few days.  
spam.assassin.prefs.conf is no longer read specially by the  
MailScanner code, it is read as normal like any other *.cf file by  
SpamAssassin during its initialisation.

So when testing it you don't have to specify the file specially any  
more, it will get found automatically.

The scripts create the soft-link for you if they can find  
your copy of SpamAssassin.
For those who install MailScanner followed by SpamAssassin, the  
SpamAssassin ClamAV+SA package will attempt to install the link as  
well, so it should work whichever route you use.

The full ChangeLog is this:
* New Features and Improvements *
- - Upgraded ClamAV to 0.87.1.
- - Improved Sophos wrapper script to allow for EM library installations.
   No support for Sophos V5.0 yet.
- - Enabled blocking of messages containing web bugs. Note this may  
have some
   false alarms, as a web bug is any image of 2x2 or smaller.
- - Changed ClamAV parser to not generate warning output when it sees  
lines it
   wasn't expected, as there are so many false positives that no-one  
   looks at them anyway.
- - Added HTML::Parser to the list of Perl modules installed by my  
   package so it can be used separately from MailScanner, without  
   MailScanner to be installed first.
- - Rearranged SpamAssassin spam.assassin.prefs.conf file, it is now  
read by
   SpamAssassin via a link called "" in the site_rules  
   It is no longer read directly by MailScanner, it is just read by  
   Assassin during its normal initialisation process.
- - Improved Clam+SA package and other installation scripts to create  
the soft-
   link whenever possible.
- - Rewritten comments at the top of spam.assassin.prefs.conf.

* Fixes *
- - Added "report-type" MIME attribute to spam notification multipart/ 
   messages as the RFC says it should be there, and this lacking  
caused a
   problem in a few email apps. Thanks for Georg at for this.
- - Added missing ", 0777" from mkdir call in internal TNEF code.
- - Fixed startup problems reading rulesets from LDAP on first message  
- - Subject lines are all MIME-decoded properly now.

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Julian Field
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