Beta 4.52.1 released

Ken A ka at
Sat Mar 25 22:11:14 GMT 2006

That sounds like a nice improvement. I had turned off the phishing code 
due to false positives with it, but will give it a shot with "Use 
Stricter Phishing Net = no".

If I have Phishing Modify Subject = no, and Highlight Phishing Fraud = 
no, what does MailScanner do when it finds a phishing attempt? I'm 
hoping the answer is "nothing but log it", so that I can use this 
configuration for testing.

Ken A

Julian Field wrote:
> 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.

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