ANNOUNCE: MailScanner stable 4.59

Julian Field MailScanner at
Mon Apr 30 10:11:32 IST 2007

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I have just released a new stable version, 4.59. The main new features 
this month are

- - support for the clamd virus scanner, with the result that you can have 
fast virus scanning without relying on the 3rd party Mail::ClamAV perl 
- - support for the Avast virus scanner, in both forms (command-line 
scanner and daemon).

Download it as usual from

The full Change Log for this version is:

* New Features and Improvements *
2 Changed locations monitored for ClamAV updates to fit new ClamAV 0.9 
2 Added support for clamdscan and clamd. Use "Virus Scanners = clamd".
3 Changed check ordering so that mail from blacklisted addresses is still
  marked as spam even its size exceeds the max spam message size check.
3 Improved detection of empty <A HREF= tags in phishing detection. Thanks to
  snifer_ at for this.
4 Added support for Avast "avastcmd" virus scanner. Use
  "Virus Scanners = avast" to use it.
4 Added support for Avast "avastd" virus scanning daemon, which must be
  configured and running first. Use "Virus Scanners = avastd" to use it.
  In /etc/avastd.conf, be sure to set "archivetype = A", in all the sections
  of the file where the setting appears.

* Fixes *
1 Exim fix by Debian Maintainer: Simon Walter.
1 Incoming Work Group not honoured for files with a leading dot in their
  filename. Again, fix by Simon Walter.


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Julian Field MEng CITP
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