New beta 4.69.3 released

Julian Field MailScanner at
Mon Apr 14 21:42:48 IST 2008

I have now added arbitrary directory paths to the "store" Spam Action, 
so you can specify Spam Actions like
and it will store the spam/high-scoring-spam/non-spam in an arbitrary 
directory you specify, which can include the keywords _DATE_, 

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?
> Cheers folks!
> Jules


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