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Category: Spam Filter ISP
Forum Name: Spam Filter ISP Support
Forum Description: General support for Spam Filter ISP
URL: http://www.logsat.com/spamfilter/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=7125
Printed Date: 20 November 2017 at 9:40pm


Topic: log file format
Posted By: Terry
Subject: log file format
Date Posted: 30 October 2015 at 8:26pm
Just upgraded to spamfilter 4.7.1.172...I see the log file format has radically changed...what utility are we supposed to view it with now? Notepad sure doesn't work...



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Posted By: Terry
Date Posted: 31 October 2015 at 8:56am
Never mind...the log format has corrected itself overnight when it opened a new log file for the current day...


Posted By: LogSat
Date Posted: 31 October 2015 at 8:58am
Terry,

Starting from v4.6.1.119, SpamFilter supports the use of Unicode in the various blacklists/whitelists, which is very useful as it allows to specify keywords in foreign languages for searches in the subjects and body. As a consequence, SpamFilter's logfile and the various blacklist/whitelist files are now encoded in 16bit Unicode (specifically in UTF16 Little Endian) instead of UTF8.

On the day that SpamFilter is upgraded from an older non-Unicode version to the latest unicode one, depending on the types of emails that are received, the new SpamFilter could open the older existing non-unicode logfile and start appending unicode text to it, and then saving it in the existing non-unicode format. This causes unicode characters to be saved as periods, questions marks or squares, but happens only on that one day when the upgrade was being made. From the following day on, all future logfiles will be saved in native unicode format and there would not be any display issues.


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Roberto Franceschetti

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