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Mailfilter NEWS (Summary)
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mailfilter 0.8.6 (Tue Oct 25 20:18:55 CEST 2016)

  - Rebuilt the tarball, using more up to date versions of flex and
    bison.  It seems that older versions generated incompatible code
    (thanks to Elimar Riesebieter for helping me isolate this
    problem!)

  - Some minor spelling mistakes fixed in mailfilter output (thanks to
    Elimar Riesebieter!)

mailfilter 0.8.5 (Tue Jul 26 18:22:15 CEST 2016)

  - Fix some compilation issues (thanks for Holger Hoffstaette
    and Felix Janda for the patches!).

mailfilter 0.8.4 (Fri Mar 25 18:44:55 CET 2016)

  - Fix compilation issues stemming from flex >= 2.6.0, which no
    longer uses pointers for yyin, but references it seems.

  - Minor other code fixes that relate to the above.

mailfilter 0.8.3 (Sat May 17 19:37:27 CEST 2014)

  - (Hopefully) fixed Debian Bug #716522: mailfilter crashes
    with invalid file name in rc file that cannot be expanded
    properly.

  - Fix build problems due to bison not supporting YYPARSE_PARAM
    any longer.

  - Minor fixes to allow compilation with recent GCC versions.

  - Due to popular demand: Added option -i to ignore invalid
    Message-ID time stamps.  (Using this option is a potential
    security risk, so do not use unless you know better!)

mailfilter 0.8.2 (Sat Aug 15 16:12:22 EST 2009)

  - Provide fix for APOP vulnerability (e.g., described in ticket
    #2846 on mutt mailing list)

  - Fix build problems such that mailfilter compiles with recent
    gcc and autotools (mainly for developers)


mailfilter 0.8.1 (Sat Sep 15 17:14:49 EST 2007) [stable version]

  - Detection of getopt should now work when compiling the program
    from source (Thanks to Mike Clarke for helping me debug this)

  - Fixed logging error; no log files were created occasionally

  - Mailfilter now returns -1 if one or more accounts failed to be
    checked; 0 is only returned if the *entire* mailfilter session
    was successful (Thanks to Mike Clarke for pointing this out)


mailfilter 0.8 (Mon Jan  1 16:09:52 CET 2007) [stable version]

  - Code overhaul to introduce a more object oriented design

  - Temporarily disabled gettext and the outdated translations

  - (Hopefully) fixed bugs #238273 and #238273 in Debian bug database


mailfilter 0.7.2  (Sun Oct  1 10:17:41 CEST 2006) [development version]

  - Fixed a number of small build and dependency problems

  - Makefile clean-up: should now compile with old GNU flex 2.5.4
    again (?)

  - New user contributed scripts in contrib/


mailfilter 0.7.1  (Sat Nov 27 14:24:08 CET 2004) [development version]

  - RUDIMENTARY IMAP support  (not usable yet)

  - Preliminary support for SSL has been added
    (if OpenSSL is installed, it can be enabled by specifying protocol
    "pop3/ssl", or "apop/ssl" and by using port 995 in case of POP,
    instead of 110)

  - APOP support has been ported over to the 0.7.x development branch

  - MAXLENGTH keyword default is no longer ignored, or misinterpreted


mailfilter 0.7  (Sat Feb 14 17:59:26 CET 2004) [development version]

  - Revised and faster networking code

  - New rcfile parsing and setup capabilities
    Note, the rcfile format has changed!  Parameter strings have to be
    in quotes now, e.g.
    
    SERVER = "my.server"
  
    This also hits all your created rules. It is not necessary if your
    parameter is a number e.g. the port number.
  
  - New keyword MAXSCORE_SCORE (see man pages)

  - Keyword SHOW_HEADERS expects a path name now, indicating where
    to store the headers

  - Verbosity levels have been adjusted slightly


mailfilter 0.6.2 (Sun Aug  8 14:17:18 CEST 2004) [stable version]

  - Fixed a crash which would occur if the Date field contains no
      ":" separator


mailfilter 0.6.1 (Sat Feb 14 17:59:26 CET 2004) [stable version]

  - New keyword MAXSIZE_SCORE (see man pages)

  - New scripts in contrib/

  - Mails which do not contain a valid Message-ID are no longer
    treated as being duplicates

  - Additional Polish rcfile example configurations in the doc/
    directory


mailfilter 0.6   (Sun Oct 26 17:20:59 CET 2003) [stable version]

  - Polish translation added


mailfilter 0.5.2  (Sat Oct 11 12:00:05 CEST 2003) [development version]

  - (Buggy) Windows support has been removed

  - (Hopefully) resolved compile problems: since mailfilter does not
    compile with GNU-flex anymore, the code has been adjusted to depend
    on a flex version which is available from http://lex.sf.net/

  - New user-contributions and scripts in contrib/
  
  - Minor documentation changes in the FAQ


mailfilter 0.5.1  (Sat Apr 12 08:46:25 CEST 2003) [development version]

  - Added '-r'/'--return-value' in order to make mailfilter return
    a positive integer if it scanned any messages in any POP account
    (see mailfilter (1) man page for details)

  - Added contrib directory with extra scripts and programs which can
    be used in combination with mailfilter (read its README file for
    further details)

  - Added a scoring mechanism (see man pages for further details) to
    allow more efficient filtering on mailing lists, for example

  - Fixed configuraton and compilation woes with various versions of
    gcc, flex, bison and the autotools (mainly relevant for developers)

  - Added `--test' as command-line switch to merely simulate deletes


mailfilter 0.5.0  (Sun Aug 25 14:52:54 EST 2002) [development version]

  - Updated documentation and man pages

  - APOP support (courtesy Greg Louis)

  - Greek language translation (courtesy Dimitrios Kamenopoulos)

  - Fixed Makefile bug that caused recompilation upon make install
    (courtesy Joerg Jaspert)

  - Updated Windows-related configuration and installation files

  - Windows users can now use "_mailfilterrc" instead of ".mailfilterrc"


mailfilter 0.4.0  (Wed May 29 10:10:18 CEST 2002) [stable version]

  - Updated documentation

  - Updated language translations (German, Spanish)


mailfilter 0.3.3  (Mon Apr 22 17:38:10 CEST 2002) [development version]

  - Mailfilter now supports POP3 servers that make use of several streams/
    connections/whatever to send back acknowledgements during the login
    period

  - Added Russian translation, courtesy Ilgiz Kalmetev

  - Fixed a bug that caused mailfilter to crash under certain conditions,
    upon syntax errors in the rcfile

  - The -L and -v command line switches override any rcfile directives
    (again), as it should be

  - Syntax errors in configuration files are reported correctly now

  - Headers are not logged twice anymore, if SHOW_HEADERS=yes and VERBOSE=6
  
  - Nested rcfiles possible now (use INCLUDE as keyword)

  - Exotic POP3 servers that do not use "TOP %n 0" to show the message
    headers, can now be used by defining an alternative command in the
    config.h file (recompilation is necessary, however)

 
mailfilter 0.3.2  (Wed Feb 20 09:38:41 CET 2002) [development version]

  - Improved rcfile parsing, trailing white space characters are possible
    now

  - Improved logging and verbosity capabilities (see mailfilterrc(5) for
    details)

  - Usernames and passwords may consist exclusively of digits now

  - Fixed a type conversion problem in signal handling code, such that
    compilation works again with FreeBSD 4.4-RELEASE

  - Minor documentation updates (faq, man pages, etc.)

  - Fixed a minor incompatibility with Windows configuration files,
    such that bison gets invoked correctly


mailfilter 0.3.1  (Sun Dec  2 11:11:52 GMT 2001) [development version]
  
  - Improved rcfile parsing and added support for multi-case keywords
    and the like
    
    (If you run into problems compiling the program, please look into
     doc/FAQ, as a couple of Linux distributors use(d) a broken version
     of flex!)
  
  - Spanish translation (courtesy Carlos Valdivia Yag´┐Że)

  - Updated and corrected the program's FAQ (e. g. thanks to Brian
    Hall we have now an example shell script that shows how Mailfilter
    can be tunneled via ssh)

  - Bug fix: Mailfilter now displays the correct filter and subject
    string of a mail if a (normalised) filter matched

  - Bug fix: mails that contain subject strings with only a white
    space character, are now handled correctly

  - Added time out signal handler for network connection code 

  - Added signal handler to catch SIGINT, i.e. ctrl-c
  

mailfilter 0.3.0  (Wed Nov  7 14:17:44 GMT 2001) [development version]

  - Program compiles and runs (again) under MS-Windows with Cygwin and
    the like (see doc/README.Windows)

  - rcfile must be in $HOME now and is not expected to be in
    /home/<username> anymore

  - Upon popular demand the default setting of MAXLENGTH is '0' now,
    i.e. the feature is disabled by default
    
  - Restructured the verbosity levels; see mailfilterrc(5) man
    page for details, please

  - Removed internal string handling bugs that confused the
    Regular Expression compilation


mailfilter 0.2.4  (Thu Oct 11 18:32:48 GMT 2001) [stable version]

  - Added option to define a time span in seconds that Mailfilter waits
    for a server response, after a command was issued, keyword TIMEOUT

  - Added option to define maximum line lengths of header fields,
    keyword MAXLENGTH

  - Changed header parsing slightly, such that program output
    does not contain unwanted control characters anymore

  - Added Russian translation of an example rcfile (courtesy of
    Alex A. Puchow)


mailfilter 0.2.3  (Wed Aug 15 17:13:17 CEST 2001) [stable version]

  - Updated and extended the FAQ and man pages

  - Bug fix: No more endless loops in the normalisation process if
    subject line ends with a whole bunch of white-space characters,
    ie more than the usual two <CR><LF>

  - Bug fix: Normalisation handles multiple spaces/blanks correctly
    now

  - Bug fix: field-names may now start in lower case letters, ie
    parsing should be fully RFC822 compliant

  - Bug fix: the closing tags for e-mail headers are not parsed and
    processed anymore

  - Translations are now part of the RPM packages

  - Message size of deleted messages (MAXSIZE) appears in logs

  
mailfilter 0.2.2  (Wed Jul 18 11:51:59 CEST 2001) [stable version]

  - Changed source code, so Mailfilter compiles with the new GCC 3.0.x
    (mainly a matter of missing namespace declarations)

  - Line numbers of the rcfile show up in case of a configuration error
    (courtesy Johannes Bauer)


mailfilter 0.2.1  (Mon Jul  9 18:56:21 CEST 2001) [stable version]

  - Fixed a bug that caused normalisation to fail when message tags
    consisted of only capital letters

  - The different verbose levels are more consistent and useful now

  - Portuguese translations (courtesy Frederic Meunier)

  - New example rcfiles to make installation easier


mailfilter 0.2.0  (Thu May 31 18:16:41 CEST 2001) [stable version]
  
  - Updated man pages

  - Added new keyword to delete duplicates of messages: DEL_DUPLICATES

  - New Italian translations (courtesy Matteo Merli)

  - Passwords don't show up in log files anymore if verbosity level is
    set sufficiently high

  
mailfilter 0.1.3  (Sun May  6 10:59:36 CEST 2001) [development version]

  - Multi-line header fields like "To:", "Cc:", etc. are now handled correctly
    (especially in regard of the negative spam filters). That is, new lines are
    transformed into white-spaces.

  - Minor documentation updates


mailfilter 0.1.2  (Wed Apr 25 17:24:11 CEST 2001) [development version]

  - Added internationalisation (so far for 'de', 'fr')

  - Added 'negative' DENY filters, e.g. DENY<>^To:.*my@address.com


mailfilter 0.1.1  (Sat Jan 27 09:26:47 GMT+1 2001) [stable version]

  - New man pages: mailfilter(1), mailfilterrc(5), mailfilterex(5)

  - A 'normalised' subject string is now only checked if the message has
    passed all ordinary filters first (That's much more efficient.)

  - Replaced keyword ICASE with REG_CASE - less confusing that way (A list
    of deprecated keywords can be found in the mailfilterrc(5) man page.)

  - New keywords: TEST, SHOW_HEADER. See mailfilterrc(5) and mailfilterex(5)
    for details.

  - Small bug fixes that do not directly affect functionality


mailfilter 0.1.0  (Sat Jan 20 10:01:44 GMT+1 2001)

  - Added support for extended Regular Expressions

  - Added 'normalisation' of subject strings for more effective filtering

  - Improved memory management: e-mails are being filtered on the fly now

  - All Regular Expressions of Mailfilter are only compiled once now,
    on program startup; much faster!

  - New keywords for more efficient filtering:
    DENY_CASE, DENY_NOCASE, ALLOW, MAXSIZE_DENY, MAXSIZE_ALLOW
    (Consult the README.mailfilterrc file for further information!)

  - Added multi-level verbose mode (and replaced keyword MODE with VERBOSE)

  - Added check for malformed keywords in .mailfilterrc

  - Changes to the documentation; added platform specific installation
    instructions (Windows and Slackware Linux)

  - Moved some of the READMEs and the FAQ to the doc/ directory

  - Small bug fixes that do not directly affect the functionality


mailfilter 0.0.4  (Tue Dec 19 17:11:33 GMT+1 2000)

  A small but nasty bug made Mailfilter crash on certain versions of glibc.
  That's fixed now and also the reason why 0.0.4 was out so quickly after
  0.0.3 has been shipped.
  Mailfilter now allows ',' in the passwords and reports if the password
  that was sent to the server was incorrect.


mailfilter 0.0.3  (Thu Dec 14 16:31:46 GMT+1 2000):

  It doesn't hurt anymore having e-mails that match two or more filters at
  once.
  Added support for anal mail servers such as IMail.
  Various little bug fixes, mainly dealing with internal memory management,
  but also exception and error handling.
  Added a manual page.
  Added the ability to have case insensitive regular expression
  matching in the .mailfilterrc file (courtesy Ivan Vitjuk)
  Added api documentation in various formats


mailfilter 0.0.2  (Fri Nov 24 22:38:11 GMT+1 2000):

  Mailfilter doesn't break anymore when the bandwidth gets low. Nonblocking
  I/O seems to work as well and provides a better performance when checking
  for e-mail headers on the server.

  Various other little bug fixes have found its way in this release:
  The --mailfilterrc switch works now, MAXSIZE can be set to zero and the
  parsing of the e-mail headers got fixed.

  This version also offers better support for other platforms due to automake
  and provides a better help and version info (thanks to Matthew R. MacIntyre
  for implementing this).  Also changed from a shallow to a deep
  package structure.


mailfilter 0.0.1  (Fri Nov 17 16:10:51 GMT+1 2000):

  Mailfilter's initial version has been released. See TODO for more information
  on this (yet) experimental release.