SmarterMail Release Notes and Version History

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1.65.1727 (Sep 23, 2004)

  • Fixed: A workaround was built that resolves the issue of duplicates getting sent to AOL.
  • Fixed: Mailing lists could not be administrated if they had an ampersand (&) in their name.
  • Fixed: Max message size setting in mailing lists was not correctly updating internal setting.
  • Fixed: Microsoft .Net 1.1 Service Pack 1 made logging stop on some SmarterMail servers.

1.6.4 (Jun 1, 2004)

  • Changed: "Other" accounts are no longer included in reports when the account has no traffic for the time period specified
  • Changed: Reworked logging to be more efficient. Increases stability of large servers that log at a high level of detail
  • Changed: SMTP and deliver logs have been improved to allow better tracking of individual sessions
  • Changed: User files are no longer deleted when a domain is deleted with "delete files" unchecked
  • Changed: Using dedicated threads to handle local delivery. This avoids a locked mailbox from stalling the spool
  • Fixed: Mailboxes allowed 1MB over their disk space limit due to rounding
  • Fixed: Maximum domain limits can be set to negative numbers via web services
  • Fixed: Multiplication overflow possible when sending messages via web mail that prevents message from being sent
  • Fixed: Web mail error if message is missing and user not sorting by date
  • Fixed: When a domain search has no results, subsequent searches won't display the manage link

1.6.3 (Apr 28, 2004)

  • Changed: Allow domain aliases to be added without an mx check if logged in as SmarterMail administrator
  • Fixed: Any search for contacts displays an error when there are no matches
  • Fixed: IMAP InternalDate field formatted incorrectly
  • Fixed: IP addresses on a server not always detected by SmarterMail
  • Fixed: Messages containing null characters cause POP3 sessions to stall for some networks
  • Fixed: Renaming doesn't set domain aliases to use the new name
  • Fixed: Spam RBL list address does not work when prefixed with 'http://'
  • Fixed: Spam RBL list lookups reported all sending ip's as spammers on some servers

1.6.2 (Mar 29, 2004)

  • Added: A message-id field to the email header when composed through the web mail interface
  • Changed: POP3 UIDL values were changed to work around a Microsoft Outlook bug that caused messages to be retrieved repeatedly. This will cause some POP3 mailboxes to re-download messages to use the new UIDL. After this re-download there will be no additional duplicates as all new UIDL's will have been received by the mail client.
  • Changed: The spell checker was updated to disallow scripts for a security concern that could allow a malicious script to be run
  • Changed: Web mail hides full server paths
  • Fixed: A bug where general spam settings would get changed back to default values when other pages were saved
  • Fixed: A bug where Outlook using IMAP would exit on Send/Receive for accounts with certain sub folder names
  • Fixed: A bug where renamed domains reported incorrect disk space usage
  • Fixed: A bug where SMTP authentication required sending from the address that was used for the authentication
  • Fixed: A web mail bug where folders with apostrophes or backslashes could not be navigated
  • Fixed: An email with incorrect quoted-printable encoding would cause an error when viewing through web mail
  • Fixed: Incorrectly formated date in email headers on some non-English servers

1.6.1 (Jan 14, 2004)

  • Added: 127.0.0.1 and Unassigned options to domain IPs
  • Added: SMTP auto blocking of IP addresses with specified number of bad sessions in specified amount of time
  • Added: Web Services: AddUser2 and UpdateUser2 now have ability to set user's max mailbox size
  • Changed: APOP checkbox removed; no longer relevant
  • Changed: Friendly addresses now available with multiple formats
  • Changed: Max Mailbox Size removed from domain setup; no longer relevant
  • Changed: Service exception if applicable log is denied access
  • Fixed: Auto responder issue with accented characters
  • Fixed: Bounce messages not behaving as expected if spool path did not end with a "\"
  • Fixed: Incorrect response given to IMAP FETCH command when requesting HEADER.FIELDS.NOT fields

1.6.0 (Nov 24, 2003)

  • Added: Auto delete log files after specified number of days
  • Added: Auto login on new install
  • Added: Automatic notification of spam flooding a server
  • Added: Delete link in view messages page
  • Added: DNS fields to General Settings
  • Added: Launch executables to process incoming messages
  • Added: Sidebar quick start guide
  • Changed: Significantly lowered web mail disk access
  • Fixed: Domain renames not working
  • Fixed: domain.cfg file updated to more accurately show domain sizes
  • Fixed: Lists with reply to list option set, could potentially get caught in a loop with subscribers using auto responders
  • Fixed: More informative message displayed when adding a user beyond license limit
  • Fixed: Now consider postmaster@ip and postmaster@[IP] a local address if IP is local
  • Fixed: Spell checker using combined US\UK dictionary
  • Fixed: Spool path no longer requires an ending '\'
  • Fixed: Stack overflow in mime parser while parsing some multipart/digest messages
  • Fixed: Unable to view individual spool messages
  • Fixed: View Contacts page was incorrectly marking favorite contacts

1.5.2 (Oct 21, 2003)

  • Added: Add page to view connections per server
  • Added: Cache domain size for quick access
  • Added: Check domain size limits during local delivery
  • Added: Check to verify correct fields for adding aliases
  • Added: Subject now supports foreign characters via UTF-7 encoding
  • Added: Web Services added: UpdateAllDomainSettings, GetGlobalUpdateStatus, ListGlobalUpdateFields, AuthenticateUser
  • Changed: Show disk space usage on stats page is automatic for System Admin domain statistics
  • Changed: Spam message no longer loaded into memory to rewrite
  • Fixed: Lists allow digest subscribers despite digest disabled
  • Fixed: Mailing list Post and Kill lists don't load on service start up.
  • Fixed: Passing unnecessary message parts through remoting to web site
  • Fixed: Spool gets backed up when processing extremely large lists

1.5.1 (Oct 2, 2003)

  • Added: Ability to disable domains/users
  • Added: New Attachment Mime Types
  • Added: Option for auto-responder to only respond once per day
  • Changed: Auto-responders no longer respond to items deleted by content filtering
  • Changed: Incoming postmaster address is handled
  • Changed: List prefix adds a space prior to subject
  • Fixed: Pop GMT time zone issue specific to Outlook & Outlook Express
  • Fixed: Stats reporting bug in web services
  • Fixed: White list getting cleared on reboot

1.5.0 (Sep 17, 2003)

  • Added: Add address book entries from read message screen
  • Added: After sending a message, web mail remembers what folder you came from and redirects you there
  • Added: Content filtering now supports “doesn’t equal”
  • Added: English spell check added to web interface
  • Added: International character sets can be used in web mail compose screen, but bear in mind that not all email clients can read these types of messages (UTF-7), and that appropriate language packs need to be installed on the server and client machine
  • Added: List export function that saves user list to a text file for download
  • Added: Orphan cleaner added to clean spool
  • Added: System administrators can rename domains
  • Added: System administrators may add a domain from the Manage Domains screen.
  • Added: Users may choose a reply-to address
  • Added: Web service functions for alias catch-all
  • Added: Web service functions for list management
  • Added: Web service to reload a domain
  • Added: Web service to rename a domain
  • Added: When delivering mail to remote recipients, 5xx error codes are now immediately bounced
  • Changed: Bounce messages are now more detailed
  • Changed: Plain-text messages now show up in a courier font for easier reading
  • Changed: The “Compose Message” and “Config” menus were swapped to match SmarterStats
  • Fixed: An issue was fixed with SMTP when a single recipient was addressed more than once in a single email
  • Fixed: AOL delivery failure messages are now displayed properly
  • Fixed: Attachments now work when sent from a Macintosh
  • Fixed: Auto-responder subject properly supports accented characters
  • Fixed: Compose window was displaying strangely when many recipients were in the email
  • Fixed: Handles messages where “content-disposition” is “attachment”
  • Fixed: Servers with a +GMT offset were not reporting their IMAP internal dates correctly
  • Fixed: Skin override to handle various browsers
  • Fixed: Very large attachments were timing out on retrieval through POP or IMAP
  • Fixed: When a folder was empty, the counter at the top of the folder window showed the incorrect count of messages
  • Fixed: When a large number of emails to invalid recipients were sent, they would clog the spool and delay other messages. This issue has been resolved

1.2.0 (Aug 25, 2003)

  • Added: Accented characters are supported throughout program including the web mail compose window (for characters 0-255, ISO 8859-1)
  • Added: Automatic domain alias assumed: mail.yourdomain.com -> yourdomain.com
  • Added: Automatic login by form post or query string implemented with sample source in help file
  • Added: Configuration option added that allows deleted messages to be saved in a Deleted Items folder, now the default for new mailboxes
  • Added: Domain alias MX validation for security reasons
  • Added: Domains can add an alternate SMTP port to listen on in addition to port 25. Helps work around ISPs that block SMTP.
  • Added: Folder listing page now shows mailbox size usage, limit, and percentage
  • Added: Foreign character sets (ex: Chinese) are supported throughout the program except in the web mail compose window.
  • Added: In admin interface, enter may now be pressed to search for a domain
  • Added: Logging levels can now be chosen by protocol
  • Added: Mailbox and message cache times can be set by administrator to further optimize SmarterMail hardware usage
  • Added: Message listing now shows your current position in your mail folder
  • Added: Messages can be forwarded as attachment or text
  • Added: Messages unread now shows up in title of browser window so it’s easy to see on a task bar or minimized
  • Added: Messages with attachments now show a paperclip icon. This uses the MIME header, so it could show some messages as having attachments that do not. This is due to some email clients sending improper headers.
  • Added: Multiple email addresses can be added to an email from the address book at once
  • Added: New default skin
  • Added: Passwords may be locked by administrators so they may not be changed
  • Added: Performance counters now get registered in PerfMon to better optimize and manage SmarterMail
  • Added: Permissions lock-down check will ensure that the directory permissions on your site have been set correctly.
  • Added: 'Printer friendly' print option
  • Added: Registration system integrated for free version
  • Added: Skins can now be overridden by Browser and Browser/Version, to allow overrides when necessary
  • Added: Support for reading most other common language sets.
  • Added: Unread items are bolded in the web interface
  • Added: Unread messages display an icon next to them in the web interface
  • Added: When reading a message in the web interface, the size of the email is shown
  • Added: You may set the size you desire on the compose window, and that setting will be saved
  • Changed: “Header display on reply” option now defaults to Basic instead of full
  • Changed: Additional testing and optimization of browsers with updated help to specify compatibility.
  • Changed: Address book state field is now a free-form text field
  • Changed: Compose window is no longer a pop-up
  • Changed: Content filtering settings no longer look in attachments
  • Changed: Delete options have been simplified
  • Changed: DNS fields removed from general settings, as they are no longer used
  • Changed: Domain content filtering now runs before user filtering and forwarding
  • Changed: Friendly names now show up
  • Changed: If a message is marked for deletion, all parts of the message get crossed out in the message list
  • Changed: In the compose window, clicking on To, CC, or BCC will bring up the address book. The […] button is no longer present
  • Changed: Installer size reduced for those people who already have Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1 installed. Microsoft .Net Framework is downloaded during install if needed.
  • Changed: List server responds with a result of subscribe/unsubscribe requests
  • Changed: Logging performance improved
  • Changed: Overall layout and feel
  • Changed: Passwords are not visible to domain administrators or users. They can be changed by administrators and the account’s user.
  • Changed: Purge command removed from action drop down box in web interface if deletion option is auto-purge or move to deleted folder.
  • Changed: Read message window is no longer a pop-up
  • Changed: Replies will only have one Re:
  • Changed: Select All/Deselect All buttons replaced with a top-level checkbox that does not require postback
  • Changed: Sorting of folders always has Inbox, Sent, & Deleted at the top.
  • Changed: Spool message status now more detailed
  • Changed: The subject of a message in the message list is now clickable to navigate to read a message
  • Changed: Unread message now Envelope Icon
  • Changed: White/Black Listing on a server is now separated by protocol (SMTP/POP/IMAP) to allow for more strict rules.
  • Fixed: A few stability issues were addressed
  • Fixed: Content filtering on sender IP
  • Fixed: Digest subscribers to a list were not recognized as having post permissions
  • Fixed: Digests for list server
  • Fixed: Domain aliases now work as expected
  • Fixed: Email attachments of type rfc822 may be downloaded from web interface
  • Fixed: Entourage for Macintosh would not work in IMAP mode
  • Fixed: Eudora only downloaded half of all messages
  • Fixed: Fixed a skin problem where a black bar sometimes appeared at the bottom of the window
  • Fixed: Issue where curly brackets caused exception with various other mail software.
  • Fixed: List boxes were not displaying at the correct width in Netscape.
  • Fixed: List server only prefixes messages once
  • Fixed: POP clients could have received more than one copy of a message that was only sent once
  • Fixed: POP failed on some clients when messages existed that were marked for deletion
  • Fixed: POP sometimes re-downloaded messages if “leave message on server” option was selected in some email clients
  • Fixed: Relay server could have a looping condition if relay server relays to itself
  • Fixed: Removed “Failed” folder in spool
  • Fixed: Reply to list option now functions as it should
  • Fixed: Server stats spool message counter was showing incorrect value
  • Fixed: Session timeouts are now handled gracefully
  • Fixed: Some pages became distorted when viewed by Netscape.
  • Fixed: Spam list settings were not saving the description of the spam lists
  • Fixed: Special characters in folder names will not cause reading emails to fail
  • Fixed: Spool will no longer get clogged if many messages fail to send
  • Fixed: View Headers displays correctly and completely. Font changed to make more readable

1.0.0 (Jul 15, 2003)

  • Original Release