Beta 4.52.1 released

Julian Field MailScanner at
Sun Mar 26 16:12:20 IST 2006

I think the answer is "nothing but log it", but test it out and let me know.

Ken A wrote:
> Julian,
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Ken A
> Pacific.Net
> 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.

Julian Field
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