[Mimedefang] MIMEDefang 2.3 BETA 1 is available

Albert E. Whale aewhale at abs-comptech.com
Fri Dec 21 15:34:47 EST 2001


One thing I've observed about SPAM filtration, is that Everyone's definition of
SPAM is different.  I am currently employing JunkFilter, with good success.  One of
the benefits of JunkFilter is that I can update the definitions on the fly.
Another benefit is that I can employ a Per User definition.  Btw, JunkFilter uses

My question is this, by Integrating SPAM Assassin into MIME Defang, does this
employ an immediate Site wide SPAM Rejection umbrella?

#2. One of the Draw backs to JunkFilter is that my current Mailing Lists are
considered SPAM.  Can you relate your experiences with SPAM Assassin?

"David F. Skoll" wrote:

> Hi,
> I have released MIMEDefang 2.3 Beta 1 at:
>         http://www.roaringpenguin.com/mimedefang/mimedefang-2.3-BETA-1.tar.gz
> This release adds:
> - The "action_change_header" function, to change the value of an existing
>   header.
> - Better identification of messages in syslog -- we use the Sendmail Queue-ID
>   where possible.
> - Integration with SpamAssassin (see http://spamassassin.taint.org/)
> SpamAssassin uses heuristics to determine whether or not a message is
> SPAM.  It has a few prerequisites, so installing it is a bit fiddly.
> When you configure MIMEDefang, if SpamAssassin is detected, MIMEDefang
> will let you use it.  SpamAssasin is *NOT* a prerequisite, however; if
> you don't have it, MIMEDefang will still work, but you will not be able
> to use the spam_assassin_is_spam() test function.
> Regards,
> David.
> Roaring Penguin Software Inc. | http://www.roaringpenguin.com
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Albert E. Whale - http://www.abs-comptech.com/aewhale.html
ABS Computer Technology, Inc. - ESM, Computer & Networking Specialists
Sr. Network, OpenView and Systems Consultant

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