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    Posted: 26 April 2006 at 10:45pm
We have officially released the new SpamFilter ISP v3.0.1.557. This latest version has several exciting new features. Two new filters are available:

SpamFilter is now able to scan inside images embedded in emails, and look for spam signatures in the attachment itself.

SFDB - SpamFilter Distributed Blacklist. The SFDB filter uses a very powerful resource to stop spam:
The entire global SpamFilter ISP user community.
Anytime an IP address sends spam to SpamFilter, the SFDB filter updates our Distributed Blacklist centralized database. This allows the SFDB filter to have access to a huge repository of spammer's IPs, updated in real-time by all the SpamFilter ISP users in the world.

This new release also features an administration web interface that can be used by administrators to monitor and configure SpamFilter remotely via the web.

Following is the complete list of new features and fixes from the previous official release:

// New to VersionNumber = '3.0.1.557';
{TODO -cFix : SFDB was not pausing queries when the centralized SFDB database/website was not available}
{TODO -cNew : SFDB is not considering anymore Filter type 4 (Empty MAIL FROM) due to the abnormal false positives it provides}

// New to VersionNumber = '3.0.1.555';
{TODO -cNew : Replaced the SFDB_URL in the SpamFilter.ini with http://sfdb.logsat.com/SFDBUpload/}
{TODO -cNew : The SFDB filter does not attempt to remove IP from the SFDB database anymore as this is done automatically by our servers}
{TODO -cFix : SFDB now stops attempting to upload blocked IP information for filter type 21 (the SFDB filter itself)}
{TODO -cNew : The SFDB does not log HTTP errors as "Exceptions" anymore}
{TODO -cFix : We were updating the "Current IPs listed in the SFDB" field even if the SFDB was disabled}
{TODO -cFix : The SFDB stats and other SFDB controls were not positioned correctly on screen when resizing GUI}
{TODO -cNew : Limited the web interface to listen on 127.0.0.1 only for free version of SpamFilter}

// New to VersionNumber = '3.0.1.552';
{TODO -cNew : Added a new Web Interface for SpamFilter's administration}
{TODO -cFix : We are now able to scan images for spam even if they have invalid filenames}
{TODO -cNew : The SFDB filter can now check for IPs blocked by specific filters}
{TODO -cNew : The SFDB filter now also adds IPs added to the limbo}
{TODO -cFix : Added more exception handling code to help prevent the service's GUI from terminating when interacting with it from the console}
{TODO -cFix : The customized response for the new SFDB filter would not be saved to the ini file}

// New to VersionNumber = '3.0.0.547';
{TODO -cNew : Added a new filter to detect spam in images embedded inside emails}
{TODO -cNew : Added new SpamFilter Distributed Blacklist filter}
{TODO -cNew : Cosmetic touchups to the Configuration tab GUI}
{TODO -cNew : Added safety code to remove duplicates added by external apps to AllowedDomains.txt local domains}
{TODO -cNew : Removed annoying "Exception occurred during OnConnect" exceptions in logs}
{TODO -cFix : Sometimes Socket Errors on MX test could cause rejects (catches even more cases than in build 535)}
{TODO -cFix : Regression error in build 541 caused SURBL and attachment filter to stop working}

// New to VersionNumber = '2.7.1.541';
{TODO -cNew : Redesigned the database quarantine display in SpamFilter's GUI. It's now faster, less RAM intensive}
{TODO -cNew : Added QueueIfDestinationError400 and QueueIfDestinationError500 options in SpamFilter.ini}

// New to VersionNumber = '2.7.1.535';
{TODO -cFix : Sometimes Socket Errors on MX test could cause rejects (catches more cases than in build 531)}
{TODO -cNew : Changed the precedence for the :tag and :tagsubject modifiers for the Unfiltered Emails}
{TODO -cFix : DoNotStartWithoutAV option in SpamFilter.ini file not working correctly}
 
Roberto Franceschetti

LogSat Software

Spam Filter ISP
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