{Spam?} MailScanner ANNOUNCE: 4.54.6 released

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sat May 27 20:33:56 IST 2006

I have just released version 4.54.6. The main aim of this release is to 
remove the (minor) problems there were with 4.53.8.

The main improvements are support for Sophos 5, and a fix to the 
phishing net output formatting which could leave some links open.

I have also upgraded the easy-to-install ClamAV+SpamAssassin to the very 
latest versions.

There have also been various other changes, improvements and other fixes 
since 4.53.

The full Change Log is:

* New Features and Improvements *
- sa-update cron job disabled by default
- Support for Sophos version 5. This just requires new sophos-autoupdate 
 sophos-wrapper. There are no changes to the core MailScanner code.
- The Sophos.install script is not needed for version 5 of Sophos. But it
 won't do any harm and will print some useful information on how you
 should configure it, and it will make its best attempts to update the
 virus.scanners.conf file to point to your new version 5 installation.
 So I would still strongly advise that you run Sophos.install to install
 Sophos, even with version 5.
- When the SpamAssassin cache is being used, the phrase "cached" or "not 
 is added to the start of the SpamAssassin detailed report in the headers.
 These words are defined in the languages.conf file so you can change 
them to
 anything you like, and translate them into your local languages. Please 
 all translations back to me for inclusion in the standard distribution.
- Added a reference to the message batch in the call to look up 
 so that MailWatch can get the batch statistics.
- Updated loads of Perl modules to more modern versions where there have 
 any significant updates to them. Minor doc and test tweaks have been 
- Updated many Perl modules in ClamAV+SA easy-to-install package.
- ClamAV+SA package does not add extra loadplugin lines if they are already
 present in the init.pre and v310.pre files.
- Added more examples to /etc/MailScanner/rules/README to show all of the
 allowed formats of a numerical IP address range.
- Upgraded to Filesys::Df 0.90.
- Added Spanish translation of rejection.report.txt. Thanks to Leonardo 
- Improved filetype rule for scripts so it doesn't accidentally trigger on
 JPEG images with full metadata tags.
5 Added Net::IP Perl module as it is needed for SpamAssassin and Net::DNS.
5 Improved handling of Unicode encoded subject lines with a few trailing 
5 Fresh translation of German languges.conf file.

* Fixes *
- Fixed bug in output formatting of phishing net. This could leave HTML 
- Fixed major problem with Web Bug processor.
- Fixed bug in handling of multi-line Subject: lines in Postfix. Thanks to
 James for this fix and his patch.
5 Fixed bug in sophos-wrapper caused by confusion between Sophos V4 and V5.
5 Fixed bug stopping regexp rule /^$/ from working properly in rulesets.
6 Fixed packaging error with perl-Net-IP.

Julian Field
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