Download MailScanner 4.50.1 beta

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MailScanner is an open source filter to expel spam and viruses from incoming e-mail traffic. It uses SpamAssassin in conjunction with white and black lists to filter spam. ClamAV is included for filtering viruses, but support for other virus scanners such as BitDefender, McAfee and Sophos is present. For more information, we refer you to this Faq-O-Matic. The developer has pushed out version 4.50.1 beta with the following announcement:

Version 4.50.1 beta:

New Features and Improvements:

  • Speed ​​increased by nearly a factor of 2!
    Note you need to run my script to get the new modules required.

Version 4.49.7:

New Features and Improvements:

  • Speed ​​improvements for sendmail systems by changing the way temporary files are handled and how attachments are parsed. This should be really noticeable if I’ve got it right. Thanks for the great help of the Vodafone SHARK team.
  • Added speed improvements for Exim.
  • Added speed improvements for Postfix.
  • Now changes the command line listed in `ps` (ie $0) to show what MailScanner is doing. Should help diagnose slow system problems.
  • 4 new configuration options, which list patterns against which filenames and filetypes are matched to see if we should allow them or block them. This is implemented for the benefit of web-based configuration systems for MailScanner, it is not really intended for human use as it will complicate the filename/filetype matching unless you understand it. Read the comments in the MailScanner.conf and suggest better explanations! “Allow Filenames”, “Deny Filenames”, “Allow Filetypes”, “Deny Filetypes”.
    Note: There are 2 new entries in languages.conf so remember to run an upgrade_languages_conf.
  • Upgraded tnef program to 1.3.4.
  • Added message ‘actions’ property for MailWatch reporting.
  • Custom Function filenames must end in .pm or .pl. Others will be logged and skipped.
  • Various minor speed improvements.


  • Changed Postfix code to better support latest revision of Perl.
  • Now stops MailScanner more reliably on SuSE systems.
  • Logging of tags only done if logging HTML tags.
  • Fixed minor array ref problem in Perl 5.8.7 on FreeBSD 6.0 (which is not a public stable release anyway).

Version number 4.50.1 beta
Operating systems Linux, BSD, macOS, Solaris
Website Mail Scanner
License type GPL
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