New beta 4.69.3 released

Alex Broens ms-list at
Mon Apr 14 17:23:17 IST 2008

On 4/14/2008 5:50 PM, Julian Field wrote:
> 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? 

It was designed to store spam (or ham) in a  remote IMAP account/folder 
to avoid having mabox/files on MailScanner boxes.

Back in 2006, when your wrote it, it required a massive MS hack to make 
it work. I gave up hacking through MS releases to keep it running.

MS' new action features seem to fit the concept way better so it may be 
of use again.


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