New beta 4.69.3 released

Julian Field MailScanner at
Mon Apr 14 16:50:08 IST 2008

Alex Broens wrote:
> On 4/14/2008 4:06 PM, Julian Field wrote:
>> 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?
> Cool
> Question: Will your IMAPspam custom function work with this?
Any idea who I wrote it for or what it does? I can't remember this at 
all, sorry.
> If yes - could you release it to the community?
That depends on the person who paid for it agreeing to it.


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