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Version 2.63 released!

Fixed three small bugs, one related to perl 5.005 incompatibility, one related to untainting a file path, and one related to performance and not generating the same decoded message body more than once.

Posted by Theo Van Dinter 2004-01-20

Version 2.62 released!

Fixed two bugs related to Received line generation and parsing. Modified
two rules to reduce false positives. Fixed bug where spamd temporary
init directory wasn't removed in some situations. Modified HABEAS_SWE
to function even if the Habeas headers were out of their normal order.
Fixed bug where reporting wouldn't remove message markup before being
learned by Bayes. Fixed bug where report_safe_copy_headers would
reverse the order of the Received headers. Fixed several bugs in the
Bayes system caused by DB_File oddities.

Posted by Theo Van Dinter 2004-01-18

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... read more

Posted by Justin Mason 2003-12-09

Version 2.60 released!

Bayes overhaul: DB storage format changed, journal/expire and tokenization algorithms improved. spamd supports UNIX-domain sockets. Better HTML parsing, detection of "invisible text", and other obfuscation techniques. DNS Blacklists overhauled: lots of new lists added, dropped defunct lists, better timeout handling, better header parsing, etc. More flexible header and report rewriting options. Perl taint mode enabled by default for increased security. Lots of bugs fixed, and a whole lot more! http://www.spamassassin.org/

Posted by Theo Van Dinter 2003-09-23

SpamAssassin 2.55 Released

This is a quick release to make sure 2.5x is really stable, even on
perl 5.005. Mostly doco fixes for everyone else.

http://SpamAssassin.org/downloads.html

f4d7898301851c83ad157c0a59b98833 Mail-SpamAssassin-2.55.tar.gz

972e3c7ff41e49aa65566c60c93a1446 Mail-SpamAssassin-2.55.zip

Here's Theo's release summary:

2.55 is a minor bug fix release of mostly documentation updates. If 2.54
is working for you, there is no need to update. Bugs fixed in this
release:... read more

Posted by Justin Mason 2003-05-20

SpamAssassin 2.54 Released

This release (once again) is strongly recommended, since it
removes a set of rules that were actively targeted by
spammers.

Download from http://SpamAssassin.org/downloads.html .
MD5 checksums:

4bd944880f908b8f3b0fe81f655241f9 Mail-SpamAssassin-2.54.tar.gz
b8a21840f980b7d2f23d2bedf90e6258 Mail-SpamAssassin-2.54.zip

It'll be up on CPAN as soon as their mirrors update.

- spammers have been targeting our nice rules to get
themselves negative overall scores, so those rules are now
much less strongly-scored. also added a "TOO_MANY_MUA"
rule that will catch multiple user agent headers.... read more

Posted by Justin Mason 2003-05-12

SpamAssassin 2.53 Released

This release fixes some major bugs, so it'll be a good one to upgrade to if you're using one of the earlier 2.5x releases.

Please download at: http://SpamAssassin.org/downloads.html

md5sum: 7cbdfdda7fd114e8a85707eedbfc8018 Mail-SpamAssassin-2.53.tar.gz

It'll be up on CPAN as soon as their mirrors update.

Posted by Justin Mason 2003-04-04

SpamAssassin 2.52 released

SpamAssassin is a mail filter to identify spam using text analysis. Using its rule base, it uses a wide range of heuristic tests on mail headers and body text, to identify "spam", or unsolicited commercial email. The SpamAssassin 2.52 release contains a number of bugfixes.

Pick it up at http://spamassassin.org/downloads.html .

Changes:

- bug 1664: expiry imposed way too much load when a single
site-wide Bayes db was used, fixed
- bug 1672: a typo in a backported patch for 2.51 caused Bayes to
sometimes not unlock the db, fixed
- INSTALL now strongly recommends using DB_File
- some NetBSD support fixes
- bug 1601: option --syslog-socket wasn't implemented
- bug 1260: corrected description of --nocreate-prefs option

Posted by Justin Mason 2003-03-25

SpamAssassin 2.51 released

SpamAssassin is a mail filter to identify spam using text analysis. Using its rule base, it uses a wide range of heuristic tests on mail headers and body text, to identify "spam", or unsolicited commercial email.

Download at:

http://spamassassin.org/downloads.html

If you're running 2.50, this release is strongly recommended, since 2.50 cannot expire Bayes tokens from its databases. It's also no longer a beta release.... read more

Posted by Justin Mason 2003-03-21

New SpamAssassin News Site

We've set up our own news site, for SpamAssassin releases etc. It can be<a href=http://news.spamassassin.org/>visited here</a>.

Posted by Justin Mason 2003-03-10

SpamAssassin 2.1 released

SpamAssassin is a mail filter to identify spam using text analysis. Using its rule base, it uses a wide range of heuristic tests on mail headers and body text, to identify "spam", or unsolicited commercial email.

I just released version 2.1 -- it's available for download now from http://www.spamassassin.org/

Posted by Craig Hughes 2002-02-27

jm on vacation

Justin Mason, our fearless leader, is leaving on extended vacation through June. We wish him well on his journey. In the meantime, Craig Hughes will be trying to fill his shoes coordinating SpamAssassin stuff.

Posted by Craig Hughes 2002-01-30

New bug tracking

Bug tracking is now done away from sf.net using bugzilla. Please report all bugs at

http://bugzilla.spamassassin.org/

Posted by Craig Hughes 2002-01-30