Beta 4.52.1 released

Julian Field MailScanner at
Sat Mar 25 18:08:10 GMT 2006

I have just released a new beta version 4.52.1.

There is 1 new feature in this release, but it will be important to some 
of you, so please read on. It affects the phishing net, and may give you 
pretty good protection against phishing scams, while having a much lower 
false alarm rate than the full phishing net code that has been there so far.

  You can now set "Use Stricter Phishing Net = no" which will make the
  phishing net just check the name of the company owning the website, along
  with any country code of course. There is a configuration file containing
  a list of all the 2nd and 3rd level domain names in use by all countries,
  it lists domain endings such as "" which are used by a country to
  describe a whole type of websites within their country. So if the website
  is "" it knows to check just, whereas
  given "" it will check
  The configuration file "Country Sub-Domains List" lists all the entries
  required for this to work in any country, 1 per line. You shouldn't need
  to touch this file.

I hope you find this new feature useful, and it may enable some of you 
(particularly large ISPs) to provide your customers and users with a 
high level of protection against phishing scams.

Let me know how you get on.

Julian Field
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