What's new in Mercury/NLM v1.48?
(For an overview of what Mercury is and its capabilities and features, click here)
V1.48 works around a serious problem introduced by Novell in NetWare 4.11
SP7 and 5.0 SP2. This problem typically manifested itself on complex NDS networks as an
apparent "CPU Hog Abend" in either the MercNDSP or MercNDSS modules. This
version also includes the ability to auto-rotate your log files and has improved detection
of auto-replies sent to mailing lists. Apart from this, Mercury 1.48 is functionally
equivalent to the v1.47 release, so we've left the release notes for that version showing
What's new in Mercury/NLM v1.47?
Mercury v1.47 is a consolidation of versions 1.45 and 1.46, which went
through protracted pre-release testing. It should be one of the most stable versions of
Mercury ever released, and includes a number of important new capabilities
- Y2K A number of small, cosmetic Y2K problems have been fixed.
- Authenticated SMTP Mercury now supports connections via
Authenticated SMTP. Clients such as Pegasus Mail and Outlook can perform this kind of
- Relaying tests Mercury now has workarounds for problems with
invalid tests involving malformed addresses in various anti-relaying test suites that will
allow it to pass these tests. Other changes to Mercury's anti-relaying controls tighten up
issues associated to mail sent using the special "<>" address.
- POP3 connections You can now limit the number of simultaneous POP3
- NDS Mode Innumerable fixes in NDS mode: Mercury now has a
considerable amount of defensive code to deal with the vagaries of various versions of
NDS. NDS mode operation should be significantly more reliable than in previous versions.
- Mail server QUIET command You can now prefix any command to
the MAISER mail server with the special qualifier "QUIET", which suppresses
notifications. This is useful to suppress farewell messages when removing invalid
addresses from mailing lists.
- Deferring outgoing mail MercuryC can now defer mail. This is
important for sites using smart mailers incorporating strict relaying controls that depend
on being able to resolve hostnames. The Setup program will enable this feature by default
in existing installations if you use it to upgrade the program. It is also enabled by
default in all new installations.
- POP3 connection control MercuryP can now use the same Allow/Refuse
entries as MercuryS to control connections. Add the keywords to the [MercuryP] section of
- Postmaster notifications Mercury now generates an improved
postmaster notification message making it easier to forward the original message onto an
- Many other fixes and corrections.
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