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ASSP 1.2.4 Unleashed

ASSP is coming of age! Now the best thing to ever happen to SPAM just got better! Thanks to the efforts of Fritz and the rest of the ASSP development team and the whole ASSP community, a new release is now available! Many thanks to everyone else who has helped breathe life back into the ASSP project.
This release incorporates some new features, bug fixes and patches that pesky little security issue that was brought up on secunia last week. Now that is a fast fix! Get ASSP 1.2.4 now in the download section, because when it comes to killing spam, there is nothing as deadly as an ASSP!

Posted by gedwest 2006-08-24

ASSP 1.2.3 Get it Now!

The ASSP Developers (You know who you are!) have continued on with the aim to make ASSP the absolute best Anti-SPAM solution available! They have added fixes, features and enhancements to this latest release. Download it right here from the Official ASSP Project Site! A big thank you to all those helping out with support on the ASSP mailing list and the help forum here on the project site, as well as all of those helping with beta testing for the development team! Remember to check back often for the latest in in ASSP news and release info. ... read more

Posted by gedwest 2006-07-05

ASSP 1.2.2 has arrived!

The ASSP Developers are on a roll now! Fritz and his support crew Przemek, Lars, Wim, Michael, Doug, Ulrik and others, have already turned out another release with some new features and enhancements. Download it right here from the Official ASSP Project Site! A big thank you to all those helping out with support on the ASSP mailing list and the help forum here on the project site, as well as all of those helping with beta testing for the development team! Remember to check back often for the latest in in ASSP news and release info.

Posted by gedwest 2006-06-08

ASSP 1.2.1 is here!

Now development on ASSP has really cranked up! With Fritz leading the way, and being helped by Przemek, Lars, Wim, Michael, Doug, Ulrik and others, they have already turned out another release with some new features and enhancements. Download it right here from the Official ASSP Project Site! A big thank you to all those helping out with support on the ASSP mailing list and the help forum here on the project site, as well as all of those helping with beta testing for the development team! Remember to check back often for the latest in in ASSP news and release info.... read more

Posted by gedwest 2006-05-19

ASSP 1.2.0 - The best ASSP ever!

The long anticipated new version of ASSP is now a reality! ASSP 1.2.0 is now here! Thanks to the hard work of Fritz Borgstedt and others. (You know who you are) This is the best version of ASSP to date! Built upon the strong foundation laid by the founder John Hanna, ASSP has now become a truly enterprise level Anti-SPAM solution and is far ahead of any other Anti-SPAM software on the market. ... read more

Posted by gedwest 2006-05-05

1.2.0 Revision 1

Sometimes things go perfectly and sometimes...

It seems there was a nasty little bug in 1.2.0 causing some problems with the denysmtp function. However thanks to the quick work of Fritz Borgstedt ande his army of testers, that bug has been squashed! To update your existing 1.2.0 installation you can download the upgrade .zip file and simply copy the assp.pl file into your assp directory. Or if you haven't upgraded to 1.2.0 yet simply unzip the entire contents into your assp directory. If this is your first ASSP installation, unzip the install.zip file and follow the directions provided.

Posted by gedwest 2006-05-03

1.2.0 is out!

ASSP 1.2.0 is now here! Thanks to the hard work of Fritz Borgstedt and others. (You know who you are) This is the best version of ASSP to date! Built upon the strong foundation laid by the founder John Hanna, ASSP has now become a truly enterprise level Anti-SPAM solution and is far ahead of any other Anti-SPAM software on the market.

Get 1.2.0 right here on the project page by going to the files section.

Posted by gedwest 2006-05-02

ASSP 1.2.0 release on target for May 1st

ASSP 1.2.0 release is set and still on target for May 1st. Check back on Monday May 1st and be one of the first to download the new version! This release is like a whole new ASSP. Although the interface looks similar to 1.1.1 there is alot of new stuff under the hood.

From early hello checks, and sender validation to the new Penalty Box feature, there are all kinds of new features!

A big thank you to Fritz Borgstedt and Przemek Czerkas, and all the other developers and testers that worked so hard to see this release come about!

Posted by gedwest 2006-04-27

Assp 1.1.1 is Finally Released!!!!

Version 1.1.1 is finally out.

Thanks to all those who contributed to this release.
Please refer to the changelog for a complete list of new features.

Posted by John Calvi. 2005-06-26

ASSP 1.1.0 is out!

The first *official ASSP under new development is released at last. I recommend all users to upgrade as there are alot of new features, recipient verification, and bug fixes.

ASSP development team.

Posted by John Calvi. 2004-08-03

New version (1.0.10d) supports basic virus scanning!

I'm pleased to announce the release of ASSP 1.0.10d which includes basic antivirus scanning using the Clam-AV anti-virus databases. This version also contains many bug fixes and updates. See the change-log for the complete list of changes.

Also, I've enabled Source-Forge's donation system for the project, so you can either use my paypal link or the Sourceforge donate link.

Have a spam-free day!

John

Posted by John M Hanna 2004-06-09

ASSP 1.0.8 released

This release has a little something for everyone. Most notably the following bug fixes:

1) ASSP daemon crashes randomly in Linux / *nix (broken pipe)
2) Better email address recognition for the whitelist
3) Option files reloading every second
4) X-ASSP headers are at the end of the header, not next to the subject.

And a couple new features, including that email reply reports for assp-spam, assp-notspam, and assp-white are in their own files now.... read more

Posted by John M Hanna 2003-12-17

ASSP Crossed the two million mark

Hi ASSP friends. I was encouraged to see on ASSP's totalized statistics page (http://assp.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/total.pl) that we're processing more than half a million messages per day and have crossed the $2,000,000 per year mark. (I've seen a number of different ways of counting actual cost for spam, and I'm convinced that my number is pretty conservative, but I'll stick with it for consistancy sake.) Next week we should cross the 20,000,000 blocked spams mark.... read more

Posted by John M Hanna 2003-11-24

1.0.6 includes stats that don't reset!

Mostly just a maintenance release to get the documentation up to date. However this version includes statistics that don't reset when you restart ASSP (together with the old ones as well). Purely cosmetic, but maybe people will stop posting patches to do this which have unintended side effects.

Also Fixed:
repair.pl
assp died the first time the greylist was downloaded

To upgrade, just replace older distribution files with the newer ones and restart assp.... read more

Posted by John M Hanna 2003-10-22

1.0.5 released -- Everyone Please Upgrade!

I strongly recommend that everyone running version 0.2.0 and higher upgrade. Thanks to all those who helped me isolate the problem in the orderedtie package. It caused problems with missed whitelist entries, missed spamdb entries, and problems rebuilding the spamdb with the ramsaver option enabled.

This version has a bold new look to match the web site. (Thanks TONS to AJ for his effort in this.)... read more

Posted by John M Hanna 2003-10-17

ASSP 1.0.4 Released

This is mostly small bug fixes, but the mail parser (sub clean) has been tuned to significantly improve spam recognition.

Upgrade by copying rebuildspamdb.pl and assp.pl to your assp install, then run rebuildspamdb.pl and then restart assp.

Sorry I didn't get the "whitelisted domains in a file" feature yet. Maybe next time.

John

Posted by John M Hanna 2003-10-10

1.0.3 Released!

I'm sorry for releasing twice in two days, but that's life. Today's release fixes a bug that Thilo Klien helped identify with the "forward all spam to an address" feature. It also includes two often requested new features: blocked file extensions are listed in the config file and there's a new "block a spam bomb" feature for those of us unfortunate enough to be used by a spammer as their "from" address. It might also be useful for blocking email viruses which show up after the 10k mark in the file.... read more

Posted by John M Hanna 2003-09-26

Version 1.0.2 released!

Hi. Just wanted everyone to know that the 1.0.2 version is ready to be downloaded from the sourceforge server.

This release offers a couple of new features, specificaly the ability to forward all spam to a designated email address and the ability to select mail for "no processing" with a regular expression. It also fixed an important bug which caused the program to hang with blank database files (specifically dnsbl). You can also select a file extension that is automatically appended to all mail put in the spam and notspam collections.... read more

Posted by John M Hanna 2003-09-23

Release 1.0.1 available.

ASSP version 1.0.1 includes bug fixes for Justin's CRLF / Qmail problem with ASSP's replies to email spam / notspam / whitelist submissions, and Dino's bug where ASSP didn't properly clean all the spamassassin headers. It also contains the updated documentation.

To upgrade, replace files with newer versions, specifically assp.pl and rebuildspamdb.pl and restart ASSP.

Please also take this opportunity to send a note to a couple of IT folks you know letting them know about ASSP: http://assp.sf.net/... read more

Posted by John M Hanna 2003-08-20

Release 1.0.0 -- Crank Up the Publicity!

The time has come to begin cranking up the publicity effort for ASSP. Today I released the 1.0.0 version with only cosmetic changes from the previous release.

ASSP isn't for everybody, but it is the perfect tool for an office that runs its own email server. Think about it -- ASSP runs on virtually any operating system and supports virtually every Mail Transport system. It is easy to setup and configure, and it is EXTREMELY effective at stopping spam. It's being used on four continents and is already stopping more than 40 thousand spams a day. Sourceforge reports more than 3500 downloads for the project.... read more

Posted by John M Hanna 2003-08-14

Release 0.3.5 now available.

The Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy (ASSP) Server project aims to create an open source platform-independent SMTP Proxy server which implements whitelists and Bayesian filtering to rid the planet of the blight of unsolicited email (UCE).

This release fixes two bugs. One affects all servers that support the CHUNKING directive (specifically MS Exchange) and causes the truncation of the last 100 bytes of each message sent by another CHUNKING server. The second is a very minor bug that could reduce spam detection in some circumstances.... read more

Posted by John M Hanna 2003-08-07

Release 0.3.4 ready with 2 small but important bug fixes.

I apoligze -- I'm really eager to not release a new version of ASSP again, but 0.3.3 had two bugs that I'm concerned about. Dino has led us to the discovery of the most obvious of the two. (Thanks again, Dino.)

The second bug is more subtle and affects the goodhosts list. To know if you're affected, look at the end of your goodhosts file -- the last two entries should be something like this:

notspam?3000
spam?52384... read more

Posted by John M Hanna 2003-08-04

ASSP release 0.3.2 now ready to download.

Hi all. The best ever anti-spam tool continues to improve. Release 0.3.2 is now ready for your download.

This release contains a number of bug fixes, specifically with regard to RunAsUser, chroot, move2num, and the Analyze admin page. It also uses less RAM (about half) to rebuild the bayesian database (rebuildspamdb.pl). ASSP now recognizes the BDAT SMTP directive, a bug which allowed some spam delivered to ESMTP servers that support CHUNKING to pass through undetected. There are also minor enhancements to improve spam detection, specifically in the way mail is pre-processed.... read more

Posted by John M Hanna 2003-07-25

ASSP now out of Beta!

Today I changed ASSP's project status from Beta to Production / Stable. I'm encouraged by the way the project has matured over the last month.

As of today statistics show we're blocking more than 20,000 spams a day. That's a great start, but I'm confident that ASSP has the capability to be used by many more sites and to block much more spam.

So the final phase before an all-out publicity campaign is to perfect the documentation. Could you please take a moment to look at a few of the documentation pages at http://assp.sourceforge.net/fom/cache/1.html and email some ideas how to improve what's there? Better yet, the Faq-O-Matic is easy to use, you can edit the documentation yourself!... read more

Posted by John M Hanna 2003-07-22

Release 0.3.1 ready

This release contains a few bug-fixes and a few new features. Users of 0.3.0 and before will certainly want to upgrade. There are no upgrade instructions this time -- just replace the files with those in the archive and restart the ASSP service/daemon/script.

This release supports localdomain and relayhost files as well as the old config list. It also supports a whitelist-only mode for those who seriously hate spam.... read more

Posted by John M Hanna 2003-07-17