MailScanner ANNOUNCE: 4.70.6 released
MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed Jun 18 10:47:48 IST 2008
Donnie D. Quindardo wrote:
> Hi Jules,
> Best of luck with the operation and future health. Thank you for your
> help on my previous questions.
> One other thing that I've been pondering:
> - I currently use CentOS and was wondering if extracting the
> mailscanner*.rpm from the stable download tar.gz file and running
> rpm -Uvh mailscanner*.rpm would be okay?
That all depends on what you have installed at the moment. If I were you
I would just run
and it will get through the install process pretty quickly.
> Julian Field wrote:
>> I have just released the latest stable version of MailScanner,
>> version 4.70.6.
>> The main new features this time are:
>> - Now supports Mail::ClamAV 0.22, ClamAV 0.93.1, and SpamAssassin 3.2.5.
>> - New setting "Dont Sign HTML If Headers Exist" to provide finer
>> control over placement of HTML signatures.
>> - All known problems with Watermarks fixed.
>> - Improvements to filename and filetype checks to allow for common
>> mistakes in filename patterns.
>> - Added "ID Header" setting to allow the X-MailScanner-ID: header to
>> be customised or removed.
>> - Minor improvements to the phishing net.
>> - Improvement to checking of "Sophos Allowed Error Messages".
>> Download as usual from www.mailscanner.info.
>> The full Change Log is this:
>> * New Features and Improvements *
>> 1 Improvement to OLE document unpacking code, more likely to extract
>> files correctly.
>> 1 Added new setting "Dont Sign HTML If Headers Exist" to provide
>> finer control
>> over placement of HTML signatures. If any of the named headers exist in
>> the message, the message is deemed to be a "reply", and so the HTML
>> signature is not attached. By default this functionality is switched
>> by not specifying any header names.
>> 2 Improvement to Filename and Filetype checks to catch mistakenly
>> starting a
>> regular expression with a "*" on its own, as in "*.pdf" or just "*".
>> 2 Improved message reporting when Sophos finds password-protected zip
>> 2 Now supports Mail::ClamAV 0.22 for ClamAV 0.93. You will need to
>> upgrade your
>> ClamAV+SpamAssassin installation, using the download package I provide.
>> 3 Improved update_bad_phishing_sites to support proxy_* environment
>> Thanks to Heinz.Knutzen at dataport.de for this.
>> 3 Improved upgrade_MailScanner_conf for ClamAV 0.93 and Mail::ClaAV
>> 3 Removed URIBL additions from spam.assassin.prefs.conf. They are in
>> SpamAssassin by default now.
>> 3 Improvements to handling of Watermarks to resolve various problems
>> with them.
>> 3 Upgraded to ClamAV 0.93.1 in ClamAV+SpamAssassin easy-to-install
>> 4 Added "-w" to suggested "diff" command in upgrade_MailScanner_conf.
>> to Anthony Cartmell for this idea.
>> 6 Changed Watermarking, so it only checks if there was a SMTP client
>> IP address
>> as we don't want to block messages we generated on the MailScanner
>> 6 Added "ID Header" setting so that you can choose whether or not you
>> the header showing the MailScanner message id value. If you don't
>> want the
>> header then set this to be blank.
>> 6 Minor improvement to link detection in the phishing net.
>> * Fixes *
>> 2 Silly mistake fixed in "Dont Sign HTML If Headers Exist" feature.
>> 2 Fixed output text error in upgrade_MailScanner_conf.
>> 3 Bugfixes to Watermark handling and logging.
>> 4 More fixes to Watermark handling.
>> 5 More fixes to Watermark handling, and a minor header change.
>> 6 Made check for Sophos Allowed Error Messages case-insensitive.
Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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