What's new in Mercury/32 v3.32?
August 2002: Mercury/32 v3.32 is primarily a bug-fix
release: it corrects a problem in the MercuryE and MercuryC SMTP clients that could lead
to crashes when messages with pathologically long lines were processed, and has a wide
range of corrections and enhancements to the MercuryI IMAP4 server: sites making use of
the IMAP server module should regard v3.32 as a mandatory upgrade. There is also a new Compliance
page in the MercuryS SMTP server that allows you to reject certain types of message before
they even make it into your mail queue, and the MercuryE SMTP delivery client can now
generate transcripts, which provide reasonably effective proof of delivery for
messages. Click here to go to the downloads page, where you
can retrieve Mercury/32 v3.32
What was new in Mercury/32 v3.31?
May 2002: Mercury/32 v3.31 is a major upgrade of the
system, including new protocol modules and some very powerful new features. If you are
unfamiliar with Mercury/32, you may want to examine a general overview of the program by clicking here.
- IMAP: MercuryI, the Mercury/32 IMAP server module, is now a standard component
of the Mercury/32 release. Long in development, MercuryI allows IMAP4rev1-compatible mail
clients such as Pegasus Mail, Mulberry and Outlook to access entire mailbox structures in
a managed way.
- Policies: This powerful new feature allows you to create your own external
tasks to examine mail messages. Mercury provides support for things like attachment
unpacking - all you do is put together a script, batch file or program that does the
processing you need, then tell Mercury how to invoke it. As an example, it takes about 10
minutes to create a virus scanning policy to check all your mail for viruses, even if the
virus scanner does not understand Internet message encodings. Policies are found on their
own page in the Mercury Core Module configuration dialog, and there is extensive help for
them in the help file.
- Content control: Are you sick to death of spam? So are we. Mercury now has one
of the most comprehensive content examination and control features we could put together.
Using the new content control option, you can apply tests of aribtrary complexity to
incoming mail and take any of a number of actions based on the results. A clever weighting
system allows you to aggregate a number of points with varying levels of importance during
the evaluation. A default rule set is included that catches about 80% of the unwanted mail
passing through Pegasus Mail Central these days - all you have to do is turn it on and
decide on the action you want to take.
- Blacklist overhaul: Mercury now allows you to create a practically unlimited
number of blacklist definitions (for services such as the RBL, or ORDB), and the
functionality available for testing the returns from those blacklists has been thoroughly
- NetWare support: A new NDS-mode enabler has been included with this
version: the new enabler allows you to specify an object that Mercury should try to look
up in the NDS database before starting any mail transaction. This approach, while a little
rough and ready, allows Mercury to work reliably in an environment where servers are
- Programmable autoresponders/autoreplies: Mercury now allows you to set up
multiple automatic replies and have the correct one chosen based on factors like the day
of the week, the time of day or the current date.
- Numerous bug fixes: Many, many small problems have been addressed,
especially in the MercuryE end-to-end SMTP delivery module.
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