New beta 4.69.3 released

Julian Field MailScanner at
Mon Apr 14 15:06:50 IST 2008

I have released a new beta version of MailScanner, 4.69.3.

The main new features in this beta are:

- New keywords available in "Spam Actions" (and its relations) and 
"Archive Mail" in MailScanner.conf. These let you put _FROMUSER_, 
_FROMDOMAIN_, _TOUSER_, _TODOMAIN_ and _DATE_ in the "forward" email 
address in "Spam Actions" and in the archive location and forwarding 
addresses in "Archive Mail". This lets you build all sorts of fancy 
systems that use procmail to deliver messages directly into spam 
databases and mail archives that are sorted by recipient address, and 
clever things like that.
- New MailScanner.conf setting "Missing Mail Archive Is =" which lets 
you specify whether a destination in "Archive Mail =" is an mbox-format 
file or a directory. This used not to be necessary as you could predict 
the name of the next mbox file as it could only contain fixed strings or 
the date, so you could create the mbox file in advance if you wanted to 
deliver to that format. However, now it can be based on the sender 
and/or recipients of the message, it cannot be predicted so has to be 
told which type to use if the archive location is not present. It will 
automatically create all necessary complete directories trees to be able 
to archive the mail in your requested location.

Please let me know if this works for you okay, and also if there are any 
necessary facilities I have not provided for this to be most useful to 
you. The only one that immediately comes to mind is to be able to 
specify an arbitrary directory location in the "store" spam action. Do 
you need that ability to do that too?

Cheers folks!


Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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