MailScanner ANNOUNCEMENT: Your Software Needs You!

Julian Field MailScanner at
Sat May 20 22:46:59 IST 2006

Your Software Needs You!

I really need some people who are prepared to help with the beta testing 
of new MailScanner releases. MailScanner is now a complex mature 
application and the testing I can do on particular features is not 
enough to prove the co-operation between different settings. This has 
been highlighted in 4.53.

So if you are prepared to partake in beta testing for me then please 
contact me directly at mailscanner at

You will need to be prepared to either
1) run beta versions on your live MailScanner systems if you are brave,
2) run beta versions on a copy of your mail feed on a test server. This 
can be done (with sendmail) using the "roundhouse" milter available from 
SnertSoft. I'm sure the same can be achieved with Postfix, Exim and ZMailer.

It does not matter how much mail you process each day at all. A home 
user prepared to tweak new settings on a system processing 30 messages 
per day is just as useful as an ISP processing 100,000 messages per day. 
Unknowingly, you will each be testing different aspects of MailScanner, 
so all help is useful regardless of size.

I am not insisting that you test every single beta test version I 
publish, just that you help where and when you can, particularly in the 
run-up to a stable release. More about that in a minute.

Unfortunately I can only offer you payment for this in the form of the 
odd T-shirt and the satisfaction that you are making an essential 
contribution to the best email filtering system on the planet.

The more of you who are prepared to help, the better.
Let us all work together to maintain MailScanner's high standards in 
quality and performance!

Julian Field
Buy the MailScanner book at
Professional Support Services at
MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support

PGP footprint: EE81 D763 3DB0 0BFD E1DC 7222 11F6 5947 1415 B654

This message has been scanned for viruses and
dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
believed to be clean.
MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support.

MailScanner-announce mailing list
mailscanner-announce at

Before posting, read the Wiki (

Support MailScanner development - buy the book off the website! 

More information about the MailScanner mailing list