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Because it works.

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  • It is from someone on your whitelist
  • It is from a new sender whose registration request you accepted
  • It matches a permission rule you created
  • It is from a domain that is on your accepted domain list.
  • You approved it manually

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Why ChoiceMail
August 3rd, 2004. Version 2.54a
August 3rd, 2004
ChoiceMail 2.54a
Release Notes - these notes describe features that apply to all versions of ChoiceMail except where indicated

New features
Logging (CM Enterprise/Small Business)- Initial work to support HTTP server logging


Permission rules- Added (seqword) function to the special keywords list
Performance improvements- Continued work in improving behind-the-scenes performance
Sender preapproval (CMEnterprise)-Now available
Fault tolerance (CMEnterprise)-Some extra protection against unexpected failures.
Permission rules (except CM Free)- You can now disable automatic whitelist/blacklist and approved/rejected domain checking and manage that process through explicit permission rules.
Virtual email addresses (except CM Free) - You can now select one of your virtual addresses from within ChoiceMail's system tray icon to quickly copy that virtual address to the clipboard
Sending emails (CMEnterprise/CMSB)- Added the ability to disable email sending from ChoiceMail's web interface
Preapprovals (CMEnterprise)- Added option to pre-approve to the user's local whitelist
Customized messages (CMEnterprise)- Added the ability for CME admins to control user customized messages
Main menus- The "View" menu has been reworked to make it clearer.
Domain blocking- Added some more IP ranges in regions that were spam sources


Access violation - Fixed a problem where upgrading failed if user did not have any virtual addresses enabled - ChoiceMail One only
Special keywords- The special keyword (seq) was not working properly in some very rare circumstances.
Recent senders only- Fixed a bug where specifying how far back in time to display received messages was broken
Tags- Fixed a bug where an HTML tag that was corrupted in a special way could block an email from being downloaded
Webmail gateway- Fixed a bug where the SMTP and POP ports could sometimes be set to the same value (usually 4) by mistake.
IMAP- Fixed a problem where we weren't properly handling the case where an anti-virus program deleted an infected message
Address importing- Fixed a problem where some incorrectly formatted email addresses in MS Outlook were being imported into ChoiceMail
Setup wizard- Fixed a problem where you could not always unprotect all accounts automatically.
Automatic registration notification (CMSB/CME)- Fixed a problem where registrations sent to an alias were not being retrieved properly
Filenames- Fixed a problem where some bizarre messages from spammers with fake email addresses could not be saved (and thereby prevent CM from continuing)
ISP mailserver issues- Added a modification to let CM better deal with corrupt (non-RFC compliant) email messages that the ISP's mail server should not have allowed in in the first place.


What our users say:

You have given me at least an extra hour per day... thank you.

Kevin B.


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