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ANNOUNCE: Apache SpamAssassin 3.3.2 available Warren Togami Fri Jun 24 01:01:10 2011

Release Notes -- Apache SpamAssassin -- Version 3.3.2


This is a minor release, primarily to support perl-5.12 and later.
Additionally several other minor bugs are fixed.

Downloading and availability

Downloads are available from:


md5sum of archive files:

  253f8fcbeb6c8bfcab9d139865c1a404  Mail-SpamAssassin-3.3.2.tar.bz2
  d1d62cc5c6eac57e88c4006d9633b81e  Mail-SpamAssassin-3.3.2.tar.gz
  06d84d34834d9aecdcdffcc4de08b2a7  Mail-SpamAssassin-3.3.2.zip
72f8075499c618518c68c7399f02b458 Mail-SpamAssassin-rules-3.3.2-r1104058.tar.gz

sha1sum of archive files:

  f38480352935fe3bb849a27a52615e400dee7d66  Mail-SpamAssassin-3.3.2.tar.bz2
  de954f69e190496eff4a796a9bab61747f03072b  Mail-SpamAssassin-3.3.2.tar.gz
  edc6297dc651eeb7a4872f596ec5a54aeea85349  Mail-SpamAssassin-3.3.2.zip
a199d5f0f8c2381e3dfe421e7a774356b3ffda4b Mail-SpamAssassin-rules-3.3.2-r1104058.tar.gz

Note that the *-rules-*.tar.gz files are only necessary if you cannot, or do not wish to, run "sa-update" after install to download the latest fresh rules.

See the INSTALL and UPGRADE files in the distribution for important installation notes.

GPG Verification Procedure
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 key server, as well as

The key information is:

pub   4096R/F7D39814 2009-12-02
      Key fingerprint = D809 9BC7 9E17 D7E4 9BC2  1E31 FDE5 2F40 F7D3 9814
uid SpamAssassin Project Management Committee <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> uid SpamAssassin Signing Key (Code Signing Key, replacement for 1024D/265FA05B) <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
sub   4096R/7B3265A5 2009-12-02

To verify a release file, download the file with the accompanying .asc file and run the following commands:

 gpg -v --keyserver wwwkeys.pgp.net --recv-key F7D39814
 gpg --verify Mail-SpamAssassin-3.3.2.tar.bz2.asc
 gpg --fingerprint F7D39814

Then verify that the key matches the signature.

Note that older versions of gnupg may not be able to complete the steps above. Specifically, GnuPG v1.0.6, 1.0.7 & 1.2.6 failed while v1.4.11 worked flawlessly.

See http://www.apache.org/info/verification.html for more information on verifying Apache releases.

Summary of major changes since 3.3.1

NOTE: Complete changes are available at http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/spamassassin/branches/3.3/Changes


Bug #6427: Spamc windows header library missing two defines.

Bug #6476: patch to fix missing sa-awl man page bug

Bug #6470: Small change in windows to exit stating that the exit status is unknown. Thanks to Daniel Lemke for many of these small win32 patches.

Bug #6314: Complete removal of spamassassin.spec

Bug #6589: Errors in man pages

Bug #6588: Small bug in the regexp caught by Jose Borges Ferreira in

Bug #6515: spamd timeout_child option overrides time_limit configuration option with nastier behaviour

Bug #6490: Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::SPF - Two enhancement issues

Bug #6562: NULL reference bug in libspamc. Quick workaround to avoid a crash.

Bug #6454: wrong status test on $sth->rows in BayesStore::PgSQL

Bug #6418: Cannot Log to stderr without timestamps

Bug #6403: GMail should use ESMTPSA to indicate that it is in fact authenticated, but doesn't

Bug #6229: TextCat is too case sensitive

Bug #6241: mkrules does not understand newer options and "else"

Bug #6382: add missing unwhitelist_from_dkim, remove facebook and linkedin from dkim whitelisting

Bug #5744: some documentation fixes

Bug #6447: new feature to bayes autolearning: learn-on-error

Bug #6566: X-Ham-Report default wording ("has identified this incoming email as possible spam") is confusing and inaccurate

Bug #6468: splice() offset past end of array in HTML.pm

Bug #6377: win32: spamd signal handling

Bug #6376: win32: consider negative pids under windows in spamds waitpid

Bug #6375: win32: posix macro not implemented - spamd

Bug #6336: "Illegal octal digit 9" received during rules compile

Bug #6526: Disable rfc-ignorant.org

Bug #6531: clear_uridnsbl_skip_domain feature to allow admin override of default configuration

Bug #5491: MIME_QP_LONG_LINE triggering on valid email

Bug #6558: body rules having "tflags multiple" may cause infinite loop when compiled - a workaround

Bug #6557: Use same age limits in ruleqa as in sa-updates

Bug #6548: spamd protocol examples are wrong

Bug #6500: clear_originating_ip_headers seems to be broken

Bug #6565: check_rbl_sub rules - all dots need to be escaped - commit felicity/70_dnswl.cf and felicity/70_iadb.cf too

Bug #6565: check_rbl_sub rules - all dots need to be escaped

Bug #6578: Move TLD regexp to RegistrarBoundaries and make FreeMail use it

Bug #6392: fix one more case of a 'goto into a construct' this one occured with sa-compile

Bug #6443: Metadata Headers are Case-Sensitive

Bug #5690: tune BAD_ENC_HEADER score down

Bug #6022, tune TVD_RCVD_IP score down

Bug #6394: too high score for FREEMAIL_ENVFROM_END_DIGIT

Bug #6499: and mailing list: wrapped scores for rules DKIMDOMAIN_IN_DWL*, ACCESSDB and SHORTCIRCUIT into a suitable ifplugin/endif to avoid lint warnings; removed score for nonexistent rule SUBJ_RE_NUM.

Bug #6242: merge the boundary fix in r931527 to the 3.3 branch

Bug #6460: RCVD_ILLEGAL_IP false positives

Bug #6506: Modifying a list while traversing it with a foreach

Bug #6488: Lint errors with Perl 5.12.1 in AntiVirus.pm

Bug #6467: Remove assigned 223/8 from RCVD_ILLEGAL_IP

Bug #6419: Resolve rounding issue irregularity with spamd/spamc

Bug #5894: spamd doesn't use vpopmail virtual users' dirs - removed one extra space

Bug #6416: avoid undef warnings in AutoWhitelist.pm as a result of incorrect Received header field or its incorrect parsing

Bug #6415: Open of auto-whitelist file failed: Insecure dependency in eval

Bug #6299: update, enhance, and expand RCVD_ILLEGAL_IP from

Bug #6392: Test suite fails with perl 5.12.0

Bug #6412: remove .yu TLD and add .me SLDs

Bug #6395: backport - improved URI parsing

Bug #6393: make File::Copy module load conditional on 'sa-learn --upgrade' with DBM files, not very commonly used

Bug #6396: Use of uninitialized value in lc at lib/Mail/SpamAssassin/Plugin/MIMEEval.pm

About Apache SpamAssassin

Apache SpamAssassin is a mature, widely-deployed open source project that serves as a mail filter to identify spam. SpamAssassin uses a variety of mechanisms including mail header and text analysis, Bayesian filtering, DNS blocklists, and collaborative filtering databases. In addition, Apache SpamAssassin has a modular architecture that allows other technologies to be quickly incorporated as an addition or as a replacement for existing methods.

Apache SpamAssassin typically runs on a server, classifies and labels spam before it reaches your mailbox, while allowing other components of a mail system to act on its results.

Most of the Apache SpamAssassin is written in Perl, with heavily traversed code paths carefully optimized. Benefits are portability, robustness and facilitated maintenance. It can run on a wide variety of POSIX platforms.

The server and the Perl library feels at home on Unix and Linux platforms, and reportedly also works on MS Windows systems under ActivePerl.

For more information, visit http://spamassassin.apache.org/

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