Fwd: ANNOUNCE: Apache SpamAssassin 3.3.1 available

Martin Hepworth maxsec at gmail.com
Fri Mar 19 16:44:18 GMT 2010


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Justin Mason <jm at jmason.org>
Date: 19 March 2010 16:31
Subject: ANNOUNCE: Apache SpamAssassin 3.3.1 available
To: users at spamassassin.apache.org, dev at spamassassin.apache.org,
announce at spamassassin.apache.org

Release Notes -- Apache SpamAssassin -- Version 3.3.1


This is a minor release, adding a new URIBL network rule (URIBL_DBL_SPAM,
for the
Spamhaus DBL).

Downloading and availability

Downloads are available from:


md5sum of archive files:

 bb977900c3b2627db13e9f44f9b5bfc8  Mail-SpamAssassin-3.3.1.tar.bz2
 5a93f81fda315411560ff5da099382d2  Mail-SpamAssassin-3.3.1.tar.gz
 4cfeb3449cee173085deef06e3090543  Mail-SpamAssassin-3.3.1.zip
 3e6ae5a39b9dd2de7ec05a2b315c396b  Mail-SpamAssassin-rules-3.3.1.r923114.tgz

sha1sum of archive files:

 f5748043eb286b1acb456093039a55db00c6f25e  Mail-SpamAssassin-3.3.1.tar.bz2
 8b32a857cc89c8d057442400bc00f33fd703ce06  Mail-SpamAssassin-3.3.1.tar.gz
 9fc7c8bfd153d49d60fbeba99d0a4272609e3a26  Mail-SpamAssassin-3.3.1.zip

Note that the *-rules-*.tgz files are only necessary if you cannot, or do
wish to, run "sa-update" after install to download the latest fresh rules.

The release files also have a .asc accompanying them.  The file serves
as an external GPG signature for the given release file.  The signing
key is available via the wwwkeys.pgp.net key server, as well as

The key information is:

pub   4096R/F7D39814 2009-12-02
     Key fingerprint = D809 9BC7 9E17 D7E4 9BC2  1E31 FDE5 2F40 F7D3 9814
uid                  SpamAssassin Project Management Committee <
private at spamassassin.apache.org>
uid                  SpamAssassin Signing Key (Code Signing Key, replacement
for 1024D/265FA05B) <dev at spamassassin.apache.org>
sub   4096R/7B3265A5 2009-12-02

See the INSTALL and UPGRADE files in the distribution for important
installation notes.

Summary of major changes since 3.3.0

bug 6335: add Spamhaus DBL as URIBL_DBL_SPAM rule

Bug 6370: update ImageInfo plugin to latest release

bug 6215, bug 6294: RCVD_IN_CSS rule was broken.  the check_rbl_sub() syntax
was incorrect, resulting in missing hits

bug 6361: list 2tld and 3tld sub-domain hosters for URIBL/SURBL/DBL queries;
NOTE for SARE users: This file replaces the SARE file
http://www.rulesemporium.com/rules/90_2tld.cf, which will be deprecated as

Bug 6369, 6356, 6373: WIN32 support for spamd improved

Bug 6267: Solaris 10 requires --syslog-socket=native

bug 6304 spamd is spawning and killing processes too often - Added spamd
adjustments to info level and more information for administrators + small
to Makefile.PL

Bug 6310: sa-learn --import gives Insecure dependency in open

Bug 6313: -Q or -q AND -x should not result in creation of a ~/.spamassassin
dir; plus: taint issues fixed

Bug 6342: make test failure on if_can under perl 5.6

Bug 6340: Impossible to find user home directory of VPOPMAIL alias

Bug 6072, 6343: POD warnings, documentation fixes

Bug 6304 (trivial), reduce sysadmin's stress level by lowercasing
the 'INTERRUPTED' in a logged message:
 spamd: handled cleanup of child pid [...] due to SIGCHLD: INTERRUPTED

Bug 6329: POSIX::strftime in call under Win32 ActivePerl causes Perl to hang
formatting option %e is not in a POSIX standard, use %d instead and edit

Bug 6322: In DKIM ADSP eval test check_dkim_adsp() the '*' is handled

Bug 6327: Fix calling argument in utility used to determine DCC's homedir

Bug 6316: DCC.pm, wrong options for dcc_proc, (plus: avoid a warning on
in logger when dccifd socket is not provided)

Bug 6287: improved DKIM plugin debugging

Bug 6321 - _TOKENSUMMARY_ not working in 3.3.0 (Plugin/Bayes.pm looks-up a
from wrong location)

Bug 6312 - uninitialized value $start_time in spamd

bug 5761: trivial doc fix: document SPAMD_LOCALHOST test-control env

About Apache SpamAssassin

Apache SpamAssassin is a mature, widely-deployed open source project
that serves as a mail filter to identify spam. SpamAssassin uses a variety
of mechanisms including mail header and text analysis, Bayesian filtering,
DNS blocklists, and collaborative filtering databases. In addition, Apache
SpamAssassin has a modular architecture that allows other technologies to be
quickly incorporated as an addition or as a replacement for existing
Apache SpamAssassin typically runs on a server, classifies and labels spam
before it reaches your mailbox, while allowing other components of a mail
system to act on its results.

Most of the Apache SpamAssassin is written in Perl, with heavily traversed
code paths carefully optimized. Benefits are portability, robustness and
facilitated maintenance. It can run on a wide variety of POSIX platforms.
The server and the Perl library feels at home on Unix and Linux platforms,
and reportedly also works on MS Windows systems under ActivePerl.

For more information, visit http://spamassassin.apache.org/

About The Apache Software Foundation

Established in 1999, The Apache Software Foundation provides organizational,
legal, and financial support for more than 100 freely-available,
collaboratively-developed Open Source projects. The pragmatic Apache License
enables individual and commercial users to easily deploy Apache software;
the Foundation's intellectual property framework limits the legal exposure
of its 2,500+ contributors.

For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/

Martin Hepworth
Oxford, UK
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