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April 27th, 2004. Version 2.5
April 27th, 2004
ChoiceMail 2.5
Release Notes

New features
Detect spam by servers in message- Added the ability to find and resolve to IP addresses all servers referenced in the body of a message. Along with a new transform rule function, this allows messages to be deleted based on IP address ranges.
Permission rules- When a message is matched by a permission rule, that rule can cause an email message to be sent back to the sender.
Permission rules- Two new permission functions allow domains and IP addresses to be checked against a sequence of IP address ranges.
Database support- ChoiceMail One now uses a SQL database instead of INI files for most information. T
System rules - Added support for global permission rules that can be applied centrally before individual user rules are applied.


Servers referenced in message- Added ability to see the list of all servers referenced in a message, complete with their IP addresses
Transform rules- Transform rules now work for headers as well as subject and body. It's also possible to have a single transform rule work for multiple items.
Transform rules- The transform rules are now displayed in tree format rather than as a raw text file.
Downloading emails- Added functionality to prevent ChoiceMail from downloading previously downloaded mails when an external error closes the TCP/IP connection.
Junk box- Added a TO field in the junk box
Received Header - CM Enterprise now has the option to insert its own received header into a message.
Permission management- A new action is now available that lets you mark an item as SPAM but leaves it in your unknown senders list and does not send a challenge. This is useful when playing with rules to see which items are affected by a rule. The color of the SPAM icon is different from regular unknown sender icons so as to stand out.
Permission management- The BCC icon is now displayed in a different color to make it stand out better from regular unknown senders.
Permission management- Negating a rule now requires the initial 'not' to be enclosed in parenthesis.


Corrupted decode- Addressed an issue where a binary attachment was deliberately corrupted to cause normal decoding to fail and this caused permission management to fail with a range-check error.
Passwords- Fixed problem where user password could be corrupt due to some unpredictable file copy operations.
Login- Fixed problem where real mailbox and virtual mailboxes could be logged in at the same time.
Registration- Fixed a problem where pasting in a received usercode and registration key did not enable the OK button. The person responsible for this bug has been slain
Housekeeping- Email cleaner now runs every hour instead of every minute - also removes old registration files properly


What our users say:

In my humble opinion, anyone with an inbox should be using your wonderful product!

Richard A.


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