SpamAssassin 2.61 Released

SpamAssassin is a mail filter which uses advanced statistical
and heuristic tests to identify spam (also known as unsolicited
commercial/bulk email).

Downloading
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Pick it up from:

http://SpamAssassin.org/released/Mail-SpamAssassin-2.61.tar.gz
http://SpamAssassin.org/released/Mail-SpamAssassin-2.61.tar.bz2
http://SpamAssassin.org/released/Mail-SpamAssassin-2.61.zip

md5sum:
6521ad3e6ed5a2eba35476c43c1697b7 Mail-SpamAssassin-2.61.tar.gz
25a87ca67c1550360e1378c816301b53 Mail-SpamAssassin-2.61.tar.bz2
8ab5e24ddb64f8a7d9d0299a72b3ea0b Mail-SpamAssassin-2.61.zip

sha1sum:
da8f10c1c7eb91f2fced05366f4d792bcb6255ec Mail-SpamAssassin-2.61.tar.gz
bf161bc92f33bdad298daefc279e2b85efa34f7d Mail-SpamAssassin-2.61.tar.bz2
050cd37240b34b7d0f1bf31df7cb46fb0ad50678 Mail-SpamAssassin-2.61.zip

Or on CPAN shortly, once the mirrors update.

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 keyserver, as well as
http://www.spamassassin.org/released/GPG-SIGNING-KEY

The key information is:

pub 1024D/265FA05B 2003-06-09 SpamAssassin Signing Key <release@spamassassin.org>
Key fingerprint =3D 26C9 00A4 6DD4 0CD5 AD24 F6D7 DEE0 1987 265F A05B

Summary of major changes since 2.60
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- Dramatically reduced memory usage of Bayes expiry.

- avoid false positives on Outlook 2003 messages, mails from Mac, Palm, and
localized versions of Eudora, several AOL MUAs, and newer versions of The
Bat!

- new set of French translations from Michel Bouissou

- updated to reflect new Dynablock DNSBL location

- avoids a possible hole that was giving AWL bonuses to
spammer forgeries on some networks

- miscellaneous bug fixes

Posted by Justin Mason 2003-12-09