MailScanner ANNOUNCE: 4.81 released

Jules Field MailScanner at
Mon Sep 6 12:21:22 IST 2010

  Morning all, long time no speak!

Life seems to get ever busier somehow, good thing I don't have a 
personal life to speak of, I don't know what I would do then... :-)

I have just released a new stable release of MailScanner, version 4.81.

Download as usual from

The ChangeLog for this version is as follows:

* New Features and Improvements *
1 Slight improvement to check_mailscanner script to send some output to
   /dev/null for Greg Kuhnert.
2 "Scan Messages = virus" will *only* scan mail for viruses and nothing
   else at all. This makes simple setups where you only want virus scanning
   a whole lot easier to set up.
3 Changed non-RPM installer to use /bin/bash instead of /bin/sh to avoid
   issues on Solaris 10 systems. Sorry non-bash people :-(
3 Added new "_HOUR_" token to path available in quarantine and Archive Mail
   directory locations in MailScanner.conf. Represents the number of the 
   in which MailScanner received the message, padded with a leading zero if

* Fixes *
1 Deny File MIME Types was ignored if new filetype rules used MIME checks.
2 Slightly improvement to phishing trap to handle links with " in them.
2 Worked around nasty behaviour of Perl's "each()". Thanks Timofey!
2-2 Fixed syntax error.
2-3 Fixed syntax issue and printing bug with "--lint".
4 Fixed docx file permissions problem (thanks to Andrew White!).


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