Mercury/32 v4.72 Released

Mercury/32 v4.72, July 2009

V4.7 introduces one of the most-requested features for Mercury - the ability to run as a native Windows Service. It also has a number of other smaller features and numerous bug fixes.

  • Native Windows Service  If you purchase (or have already purchased) a license for Mercury, you can now choose to run Mercury as a native Windows Service, meaning that it will start up when the system boots without needing a login, and will continue to run if the desktop is logged out.
  • IMAP Direct-connect SSL support  The approved way for clients to connect to IMAP servers via SSL is using a special command called STARTTLS, which Mercury has always supported. An older connection method, where the client connects directly to port 993 using SSL has been deprecated and discouraged for a number of years, but client developers are persisting in using it. Accordingly, and slightly against our best judgment, we have decided to support this deprecated SSL form in MercuryI.
  • Ability to suppress short-term blacklisting  Mercury/32 v4.5 introduced short-term blacklisting for the POP3 and IMAP servers to defend against dictionary password attacks. Unfortunately, for some sites using NAT or other "shared address" technologies, this could result in one user's errors locking out all other users on the server. V4.7 includes the ability to exempt certain addresses from short-term blacklisting in the POP3 and IMAP servers using connection control ACL rules.
  • IMAP Server reliability improved  A number of unusual or pathological error conditions that could cause problems in the IMAP server in earlier versions of Mercury have been dealt with in v4.7.
  • SMTP server size control exemptions  You can now specify that certain addresses are exempt from the SMTP server's  "maximum size" restrictions, allowing approved users to send messages of any size to or through your system.
  • Many fixes, including problems with certain connection control restrictions not activating correctly on some occasions, and a problem where Yahoo alert messages using an illegal address format in the "From" field could cause crashes.

Click here to go to the downloads page and download the v4.7x installer.

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