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Version 3.1.2
- Enhanced: Updated OpenSSL to version 1.0.1g which includes the heartbleed vulnerability fix. Although no previous versions of Ability Mail Server were ever affected by this vulnerability.


Version 3.1.1

- Added: WebMail rich text composing now correctly supports Chrome and Safari browsers.
- Enhanced: Updated Content Filtering attachment blocking preset list.
- Fixed: SSL Certificate Import now correctly reads in certificate chain files.


Version 3.1.0
- Added: Mailing lists now permit the SMTP Sender to be set.
- Added: Automatic SMTP Line wrapping for badly formatted mails.
- Added: SSL Certificate chains are now supported.
- Enhanced: SMTP Commands now permit spaces after some commands, improving compatibility with specific SMTP clients.
- Fixed: General Bind to IP didn't support IPv6 formats.
- Fixed: Adding new users using the admin interface no longer causes incorrect tree alignment.
- Fixed: ODBC drivers could crash on Windows Vista and 7 due to old DLLs being included with installation.


Version 3.0.1
- Enhanced: Updated software configuration to operate in release mode.


Version 3.0.0b
- Initial beta release of Ability Mail Server 3.
- Added: Support for IP version 6.
- Added: Monitoring process to quickly and automatically recover main process if a failure is detected.
- Added: Version 2.xx to 3.xx transfer tool.
- Enhanced: Larger and more friendly admin interface.
- Fixed: NT service could occasionally prevent the computer from rebooting.
- Fixed: Backup tool could occasionally produce corrupted export files.


Version 2.72
- Added: Mime type support for common office files.
- Fixed: Webmail created emails will add attachments using the appropriate mime type.


Version 2.71
- Added: Newly created SSL Certificates now use 2048 or 1024 bit keys and are signed using SHA.
- Added: Auto-Responses will not be sent in response to mails filtered by SPAM related user filters.
- Added: User block list can now permit approximate matching (e.g. *@baddomain.com).
- Added: RBLs will automatically be by-passed for local connections.
- Added: The Grey List White List can now include email addresses.
- Added: New field tag ####REVERSEFROMIP#### which produces IPs in reverse order (e.g. 127.0.0.1 will become 1.0.0.127).
- Enhanced: Updated AVG presets for newer versions.
- Enhanced: Updated SSL support.
- Enhanced: Passwords now support the * character.
- Enhanced: By default new groups will allow up to 20 custom filters per user.
- Enhanced: Filtering action 'Copy All Attachments to Directory' will now include the message ID instead of a random number in the file name.


Version 2.70
- Added: Many new optimizations that allow the mail server run several times faster.
- Added: Transfer speeds are now greatly optimized and will now use maximum available bandwidth.
- Added: WebMail unread message count will now ignore the Deleted and Junk folders.
- Added: WebMail will not attempt to deliver read receipts when viewing mails within the Junk folder.
- Added: Dynamic web pages requested from WebMail now contain additional header lines to help reduce disruptive caching.
- Added: Many WebMail pages will now automatically place cursor focus on the appropriate text box.
- Added: To help prevent POP3 Retrieval blockages, the system will only attempt to download the same mail 3 times before moving onto the next mail.
- Added: New Field Tag ####TOSUCCESSLIST#### which is used by Transmission Confirmation messages.
- Added: A new notification when editing SPAM Trap IP list, informing admin's that changes can take up to 2 hours to take effect.
- Enhanced: Increased default log size to 500 KB.
- Enhanced: Improved security of WebMail session IDs.
- Enhanced: Extended available field tags in the refuse messages for all SPAM filters.
- Fixed: SPAM White List did not correctly apply Custom Events to mails.
- Fixed: Bayesian database corruption could result in SMTP service not loading.
- Fixed: SPAM Trap IP list is now correctly monitored for changes.
- Fixed: SMTP will now allow the RSET command to be used before an AUTH command.
- Fixed: It is no longer possible to create a POP3 Retrieval without any delivery information.
- Fixed: Outgoing mail queue can now operate at maximum capacity.
- Fixed: Transmission Confirmation messages are now only sent once per mail rather than per attempt.
- Fixed: IMAP4 commands were not always correctly parsed when containing quotes within parentheses.
- Fixed: IMAP4 Fetch command could cause the mail server to crash.
- Fixed: IMAP4 Fetch command will now correctly stop processing mails if the client disconnects.
- Removed: SPAM preset SPAMBag.


Version 2.63
- Added: Outgoing Mail transmission confirmation. Does not guarantee delivery at the destination mail server.
- Enhanced: Updated Norton Antivirus approved antivirus settings to work with the latest 2008 version.
- Enhanced: Updated AVG approved antivirus settings to work with the latest version.
- Enhanced: Sender Domain Check is now only enabled with high level filtering.
- Enhanced: Grey Listing default and medium level accept window changed to between 1 and 360 minutes.
- Enhanced: Raised IMAP4 mail format limits to reduce the chance of a Bad Mail being generated.
- Enhanced: Admin interface now pre-selects String Contains as the default value for new filtering string match conditions and actions.
- Enhanced: WebMail File Store modified date now also shows the year.
- Fixed: IMAP4 commands with quotes could occasionally be parsed and processed incorrectly.


Version 2.62
- Enhanced: ESET NOD32 preset antivirus scanner settings have been updated to work with the latest version.
- Enhanced: WebMail file store now opens text files in a separate window.
- Enhanced: LDAP database changes now prompt for a database file recompilation to avoid out of date database records.
- Enhanced: SSL certificate settings now allow the '&' character to be used.
- Enhanced: SPAM trap is now disabled via the SPAM wizard for low and medium level filtering.
- Fixed: SPAM RBL trigger count was not properly applied when setting the SPAM flag and custom events.
- Fixed: WebMail now correctly supports CSS files.

- Removed: SPAM Preset RBLs SPEWS and SORBS.


Version 2.61
- Added: POP3 Retrievals can now use the SPAM White List and SPAM Black List.
- Added: SPAM White List can now add a custom event to the mail.
- Added: New field tags SPFRESULT and SPFREASON.
- Added: New WebMail template tags MAXMAILSIZEMB, MAXACCOUNTSIZEMB and ACCOUNTSIZEMB.
- Added: New WebMail template tags FILEUPLOADED and IS_FILEUPLOADED.
- Added: WebMail now automatically sets focus onto the user text box during login.
- Added: Notification of successful file uploads to the File Store in WebMail.
- Added: Any missing user account directories will be automatically re-added should the user's config.ini file become corrupt.
- Enhanced: SPAM Transaction Delays now have more appropriate default settings.
- Enhanced: All SPAM Filter custom events are now disabled by default.
- Enhanced: F-Prot Antivirus preset settings have now been updated to work with the latest version.
- Enhanced: WebMail can now correctly handle unicode encoded URLs.
- Enhanced: SMTP now strips any bare LFs from mails to ensure other SMTPs accept the mails and also prevent POP3 downloading issues.
- Enhanced: Passwords now allow use of the ? character.
- Fixed: SMTP SPAM White List was not always correctly applied.
- Fixed: Static Route lifetime and resend delay values weren't always correctly applied.
- Fixed: Messages being changed to a blank string caused the application to crash.
- Fixed: WebMail Auto-Signups from a cloned user were given the clone's personal data and password reset information.
- Fixed: IMAP4 commands with malformed number list ranges could occasionally cause the application to crash.

- Fixed: User Exclusive List filter did not take into account Shared Address Book contacts.
- Fixed: Some settings weren't properly disabled by the license in the dialog admin and remote admin interfaces.


Version 2.60
- Added: New SPAM filter White List.
- Added: New SPAM filter Black List.
- Added: New SPAM filter Grey List.
- Added: New SPAM filter SPAM Trap.
- Added: New SPAM filter Transaction Delays.
- Added: New SPAM filter Sender Domain Check.
- Added: New range of Preset RBLs.
- Added: New RBL option to control trigger count.
- Added: All SPAM filters can now be disabled with a single tick box.
- Added: New wizard to configure SPAM filters.
- Added: Two new field tags ####ATTACHMENTSCOMMALIST#### and ####ATTACHMENTSLIST####.
- Enhanced: RBLs are now performed on the first RCPT TO command to improve efficiency.
- Enhanced: Bayesian database token limit has been increased to 1,500,000.
- Enhanced: Tarpitting is now part of SPAM Filtering to enable the use of SPAM White Listing.
- Enhanced: WebMail login domain list now only shows enabled normal and alias domains.
- Enhanced: Auto-responses now use the WebMail charset.
- Fixed: Importing from version 1.xx could cause a crash.
- Fixed: Certain MX domains without MX records could cause a crash.
- Fixed: NT service start could fail due to no quotes being placed around execution path.
- Fixed: Links within read mail would not display correctly in WebMail when using Opera.
- Fixed: If computer clock was set back, Bayesian database could potentially be reset.


Version 2.58
- Added: Support for Windows Vista.
- Added: New option for backup domains to control the list of allowed users. Allows front end SMTP support.
- Added: Anti-hammering white list.
- Added: New WebMail option to restrict the number of recipients in composed mails.
- Added: New SPF options to control behavior over the results NONE, NEUTRAL and TEMPERROR.
- Added: New SMTP security option to only allow acceptance of mail from clients with relaying access.
- Added: New IMAP4 option to automatically EXPUNGE/Purge deleted mails.
- Added: Automatic POP3 Retrievals can now be manually triggered from within the admin interface.
- Added: New Antivirus option to control thread priority of the antivirus application.
- Added: New Antivirus option to control behavior of failed scan attempts.
- Added: New Antivirus option to control scanning of mail body parts.
- Added: New Antivirus and Content Filtering action to rename the SMTP sender.
- Added: 'Kaspersky Antivirus' to approved antivirus scanners.
- Added: New log entry if an RBL causes a delay.
- Added: New option to all IP lists that allows detection of locally assigned IPs.
- Enhanced: The 30 day trial now permits 500 users.
- Enhanced: Displaying of only 10,000 mails per folder has now been increased to 50,000.
- Enhanced: Some mails with incorrectly formatted mail headers could prevent correct parsing of multipart mails.
- Fixed: Renaming a domain could occasionally cause user alias addresses to be reset.
- Fixed: Trailing spaces after address book nicknames are now removed.
- Fixed: Minor IMAP4 STORE command issue.
- Fixed: Mails that are pure attachments are now correctly supported.
- Removed: Preset RBL ORDB.


Version 2.57
- Added: New WebMail charsets Windows-1250, Windows-1251 and Windows-1252.
- Added: New redirection option to allow the redirection address list to be cycled (disperse mail equally).
- Added: Admin interface now displays the number of users currently being shown.
- Enhanced: SSL connections now only permit strong ciphers.
- Enhanced: Outgoing mail connections now use all available IPs for a host name.
- Fixed: Outgoing mail connections which timed out could result in other addresses in the mail failing without a delivery attempt.
- Fixed: WebMail address books could only add a maximum of 1000 contacts to a group
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Version 2.56
- Added: New user option to allow control over From address on composed mails.
- Added: New field tag 'ORIGHEADERTEXT' for Edit Header Field filter action.
- Enhanced: Mails using '_' encoding in mail headers are now supported.
- Enhanced: User level custom filters are now performed first to allow white listing.
- Fixed: ODBC loading issue which could cause connections to databases to fail.
- Fixed: SSLv2 disabling caused compatibility issues with some clients.
- Fixed: PLAIN Authentication method could occasionally fail.


Version 2.55
- Added: New general setting to allow loading and initializing of the NT service to be delayed.
- Added: New general security setting to disable SSL version 2.
- Added: New POP3 Retrieval option to convert bare LFs into CRLF pairs.
- Added: New POP3 Retrieval option to control which headers are used for mail header delivery.
- Added: New WebMail template tags FOLDERUNREADMAILCOUNT, FOLDERSIZEKB, MAILLISTENTRY_DATESHORT, HTTPREQ_HOST, HTTPREQ_URL and ERRORMSGRETURNLINK.
- Added: New WebMail template conditional tags ATTACHMENTENTRY_IS_MAIL, ISSET_ERRORMSGRETURNLINK and IS_HTTPREQ_HOST_HOSTNAME.
- Added: New Outgoing Mail setting to allow MX lookups to fall back onto parent domains.
- Added: New Content Filtering and Antivirus Filtering actions to remove SPAM flag and custom events.
- Enhanced: WebMail folder view now includes the year in the received date.
- Enhanced: WebMail attachment viewing and HTML links open in a new window.
- Enhanced: WebMail now blocks return key form submitting.
- Enhanced: SMTP now blocks blank recipients.
- Enhanced: Notices and failure messages generated by Ability Mail Server now all contain a received line.
- Fixed: Nicknames which included a ',' could not be parsed by WebMail.
- Fixed: WebMail domain admin page had several minor updating issues.
- Fixed: Spelling error in WebMail.


Version 2.54
- Added: New group option to control maximum number of redirections per user.
- Added: New WebMail option to control whether the anti-bot security code image is displayed on the sign-up page.
- Added: 'Eset NOD32' to approved antivirus scanners.
- Added: New mailing list option to restrict triggering to only users on the delivery list.
- Added: New POP3 retrieval option to restrict mail header delivery to existent users.
- Enhanced: File uploads to WebMail were limited to 100MB. The limit will now be equal to the general settings max mail size.
- Enhanced: WebMail users can add multiple redirection addresses and also set the 'Still Deliver' option.
- Enhanced: WebMail composed mails now have a 'Received' line inserted.
- Enhanced: WebMail address book contact names will be formatted into the To and Cc lines in composed mails.
- Enhanced: Base64 encoded attachments which contain additional invalid characters can still be decoded.
- Fixed: ODBC table creation in Microsoft SQL could fail.
- Fixed: Uploaded files to WebMail which contained a '+' character could not be viewed or deleted.
- Fixed: POP3 'LIST' and 'UIDL' commands listed mails in the wrong order.


Version 2.53
- Enhanced: SMTP now supports 'postmaster' in the RCPT TO:<> command.
- Enhanced: Default SMTP setting Max Recipients Per Mail has been increased to 128.
- Fixed: Incorrectly formatted mails could cause CPU spikes.
- Fixed: Importing SSL certificates with password protected keys could cause the interface to hang.


Version 2.52
- Added: 'CA eTrust Antivirus' to approved antivirus scanners.
- Added: New SMTP option to convert bare LFs into CRLF pairs.
- Added: Local IP binding in Outgoing Mails.
- Added: New WebMail 'Empty Folder' button on Edit Folders page.
- Added: New WebMail option to control session ID security mechanisms.
- Added: New WebMail option to control drafts behavior.
- Added: New WebMail address book import and export facility.
- Added: User address book import and export facility.
- Added: Shared address book import and export facility.
- Added: 'Add Users' button to automatically fill shared address books with users.
- Added: User and domain import and export facility.
- Enhanced: Updated 'F-Prot Antivirus' in approved antivirus scanners.
- Enhanced: Users and mailing lists can no longer be accidentally moved to alias or backup domains.
- Enhanced: Remote Admin user and mailing list pages now behave like the dialog interface.
- Enhanced: Remote Admin user editing now returns to the correct page number after saving or canceling.
- Enhanced: Users can no longer be cloned onto alias or backup domains.
- Enhanced: Extended SPF security limits to all DNS lookups.
- Fixed: New changes to accounts didn't get exported correctly.
- Fixed: Outgoing mails still tried to deliver to email addresses that had no domain.
- Fixed: User POP3 Retrieval test button didn't use new settings.


Version 2.51
- Added: New POP3 Retrievals option 'Leave a Copy of Mails on the Server'.
- Added: Automatic POP3 retrievals can now re-deliver to addresses in the retrieved mail's header.
- Added: POP3 Retrievals now enforce a hop count limit.
- Added: POP3 Retrievals can now use the bayesian filter.
- Added: User POP3 retrievals now check that the account is not full.
- Added: Mails retrieved through POP3 Retrievals now have the SMTP sender set.
- Added: New WebMail option to disable domain option list on login page.
- Added: New mail loop and infinite bounce protection system.
- Added: New message to deal with mail loop failure notices.
- Enhanced: DNS Lookups are now performed over UDP.
- Enhanced: SMTP NOOP command now allows parameters for greater client compatibility.
- Enhanced: WebMail manual POP3 Retrieval triggering will check the account is not full first.
- Enhanced: After successfully manually triggering POP3 Retrievals in WebMail, the return link will refresh the folder.
- Enhanced: WebMail 'Reply to All' button will not add the users own email address to the newly composed mail.
- Enhanced: WebMail session pages now will inform the web browser of the users selected charset.
- Enhanced: Auto-responses now obey the Reply-To field.
- Fixed: Occasionally folders displayed in the folder list would link to the login page.
- Fixed: Changes to the general Anti-hammering settings had no effect.
- Fixed: After 50 days of non-stop running, the mail server could crash.
- Fixed: Viewing the manual in NT service mode could cause the interface to hang for a short period.
- Fixed: Some WebMail spelling errors.
- Fixed: WebMail Advanced Options icon did not correctly link.
- Fixed: Missing installation files could cause file browsing in the dialog interface to hang.
- Fixed: IMAP4 STORE command did not always correctly set the mail flags.


Version 2.50
- Added: New 'Enhanced' WebMail system. Featuring...
- Added: WebMail - New tag system which supports conditional tags, server side includes and custom tags.
- Added: WebMail - Easy control over color scheme.
- Added: WebMail - HTML mail composing and embedded images.
- Added: WebMail - Importance level on composed mails.
- Added: WebMail - Character encoding control on composed mails.
- Added: WebMail - Saving composed mails as a draft.
- Added: WebMail - Signatures for replies and forwarding.
- Added: WebMail - Correctly view attached mails.
- Added: WebMail - Printable mail.
- Added: WebMail - Requesting, sending and receiving of read receipts.
- Added: WebMail - Block and Junk buttons.
- Added: WebMail - IMAP4 accessible sub folders.
- Added: WebMail - Unread mail count in folder list.
- Added: WebMail - Folder searching.
- Added: WebMail - Numbered page selection.
- Added: WebMail - 'To' field display in Sent folder.
- Added: WebMail - Start page selection.
- Added: WebMail - Automated password resetting.
- Added: WebMail - Required fields during sign-up.
- Added: WebMail - Anti-bot security code image.
- Added: WebMail - Domain administrators.
- Added: WebMail - Redirection control.
- Added: WebMail - Address book groups.
- Added: WebMail - File store.
- Added: Users can now login with alias email addresses.
- Added: New RBL Preset 'SPAMCop'.
- Added: Domain administrators.
- Enhanced: Logging of failed login attempts is now more descriptive.
- Enhanced: Mime types now correctly describe Microsoft Office file types.
- Fixed: If the maximum number of users, domains or mailing lists were reached, it wasn't possible to rename a user, domain or mailing list.
- Fixed: Some remote POP3 servers could cause POP3 Retrievals to hang, resulting in mail retrieval for that account being paused until reboot.
- Fixed: Mailing lists which were acting as a catch-all resulted in unnecessary warning when saving settings.
- Fixed: An email retrieved by POP3 Retrievals which was larger than the General mail size limit did not generate a failure message.
- Fixed: Attempting to access the manual while in NT service mode was not possible.
- Fixed: If Outgoing Mails system was disabled, this could occasionally result in a crash.
- Removed: IMAP4 'AUTH LOGIN' method which could cause some clients to be unable to access IMAP4.


Version 2.23
- Added: 'eScan Antivirus' to approved antivirus scanners.
- Fixed: Outlook express could occasionally fail to delete newly arrived mails when using IMAP4.
- Fixed: Binding to an IP would unnecessarily cause listening ports to temporarily close and re-open during re-initialization.
- Fixed: Content Filter action 'Add Signature' did not correctly perform quoted-printable encoding.


Version 2.22
- Added: Norton Antivirus to approved antivirus scanners.
- Enhanced: MX and SPF lookups can better handle DNS responses which don't fully conform to the standard.
- Enhanced: By default, new domains are now configured to not relay mails for nonexistent users.
- Fixed: Corrupt SSL certificates could cause the dialog interface to crash.
- Fixed: IMAP4 FETCH command inefficiency, which could cause slow downloading of large mails.
- Fixed: IMAP4 APPEND command could occasionally fail.


Version 2.21
- Added: New SPF options to add custom events for SOFTFAIL and PASS results.
- Added: Lists of IPs now also allow hosts and reverse IP lookups to be used.
- Added: New Content Filtering condition 'Bayesian Score'.
- Added: New Content Filtering preset 'Add Signature to Outgoing Mails'.
- Added: New Content Filtering and Antivirus Filtering action 'Add Signature'.
- Added: ClamWin Antivirus to approved antivirus scanners.
- Enhanced: By default, the bayesian filter will not be configured to refuse mails at the SMTP.
- Enhanced: Lists of IPs now permit editing of entries.
- Enhanced: Email addresses and user names are now permitted to contain the '=' character.
- Fixed: Bayesian auto-learn from users would not always correctly delete SPAM mails.
- Fixed: Bayesian auto-learn from users could trigger even when disabled.
- Fixed: Alias domains did not correctly deliver mail to alias email addresses.


Version 2.20
- Added: New Bayesian SPAM filter.
- Added: New field tag: BAYESIANSCORE.
- Added: New manual page: Tutorial: Preventing SPAM.
- Fixed: Outgoing Mails DNS auto-detect mode could occasionally fail to perform MX Lookups.
- Removed: The 2 older SPAM filtering methods which did little to reduce SPAM.


Version 2.19
- Added: SPF Safe IP list to enable correct support for backup mail servers and trusted relays.
- Added: New option to only allow login with the full email address. Allows the same user and password pairs to exist multiple times.
- Enhanced: Updating the installation can be performed while the mail server is still online.
- Enhanced: Mails rejected at the SMTP due to SPAM rules now also count towards daily limits.
- Enhanced: A more appropriate error message is given when users cannot be added to a domain.
- Fixed: If the Outgoing Mail service was not enabled, outbound mails would disappear without a failure message.
- Fixed: DNS Cache did not correctly store SPF results.
- Fixed: An email received on the SMTP which was larger than the General mail size limit did not generate a failure message.
- Fixed: IMAP4 Mozilla compatibility issue.


Version 2.18
- Added: Sender Policy Framework (SPF) support.
- Added: DNS Cache to improve performance of MX and SPF lookups.
- Enhanced: All filtering services and SPAM filters have been moved to a new 'Filters' section.
- Enhanced: DNS 'Test' button in Outgoing Mails settings now can also test 'Auto-Detect' mode.
- Fixed: User custom filters 'from address' matching performed an exact match rather than a containment match.


Version 2.17
- Added: New display formatting methods for the users section in the dialog interface.
- Enhanced: Various minor interface improvements.


Version 2.16
- Added: New warning message to help prevent accidental overwriting of already existing account directories.
- Added: "<All Domains>" filter option to users and mailing lists sections in interface.
- Added: 8bitmime support to SMTP.
- Added: SSL Version 3 support.
- Added: New group options to allow failure mails to be sent back to sender if the mail is too large or the account is full.
- Added: New domain option to prevent potential mail loops.
- Enhanced: STARTTLS command in SMTP connections can now be performed before the EHLO command.
- Enhanced: Users and mailing lists are now displayed with the domain to help improve administration.
- Fixed: Auto detection of DNS entries occasionally did not correctly read the windows registry.
- Fixed: Running in NT Service mode could result in the interface not displaying correctly.
- Fixed: When selecting a 'Browse' button and when running in NT Service mode could result in an unnecessary error message.
- Fixed: Switching between NT service mode and application mode could occasionally fail.
- Fixed: Running the import tool or setup wizard didn't trigger a re-initialization of the mail server.
- Fixed: IMAP4 FETCH command did not correctly return the body text.
- Fixed: IMAP4 did not correctly inform clients that STARTTLS was supported.
- Fixed: IMAP4 partial fetching and body structure responses did not fully conform to the standard.
- Removed: Reloading of settings and accounts when accessing Remote Admin. This could cause unnecessary delays.


Version 2.15
- Added: New warning when SMTP Authentication is not correctly configured.
- Enhanced: Interface is now more manageable and easier to navigate.
- Fixed: Invalid license error message would occur during start up when mail server was not set to automatically initialize.
- Removed: Reloading of settings and accounts when accessing the settings area of the interface. This could cause unnecessary delays.


Version 2.14
- Added: New group option to allow restrictions on WebMail mail composing to external addresses.
- Enhanced: Bad mail reporting should now be reduced.
- Fixed: Some additional keys were incorrectly displayed in the license settings.
- Fixed: Content Filtering 'Header Line Matches' occasionally incorrectly triggered with "Does Not Contain" method.


Version 2.13
- Added: Thread pooling to improve efficiency.
- Added: General option to control thread pool size.
- Enhanced: Group mail sending limits now also effect WebMail.
- Fixed: Secure login methods incorrectly rejected login attempts when the email address was used as the username
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Version 2.12
- Added: Clone user option.
- Added: Group options to control the default and permanent directories of associated accounts.

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Added: WebMail option to clone a user when creating a new sign-up account.
- Added: New preset RBL option 'Spamhaus XBL'.

- Enhanced: Remote Admin with several minor visual improvements.
- Enhanced: Logging efficiency.
- Enhanced: Group limits on maximum account allocation and mail size are turned off by default.
- Enhanced: Attempting to delete the Inbox in WebMail and IMAP4 results in a more helpful failure response.
- Fixed: Windows 2003 installations could result in CPU time running constantly at 100%.


Version 2.11
- Added: Full Remote Admin service.
- Added: Add List buttons for several email address based list controls.
- Added: Support for '[IP]' domain names.
- Enhanced: Popup dialog for adding existing email addresses now can select multiple addresses.
- Enhanced: Popup dialog for adding domains, groups and shared address books now allows multiple items to be selected.
- Enhanced: Collapsing of branches containing currently edited items is now handled much better.
- Enhanced: Hitting Enter key used to close the dialog interface settings when not always appropriate. This is now ignored.
- Enhanced: Altered a couple of titles within the dialog interface for better clarity of their meaning.
- Enhanced: Email address validation checking.
- Enhanced: Improved macintosh browser compatibility with WebMail and Remote Admin.
- Fixed: Backup Tool sometimes displayed estimate file sizes incorrectly.
- Fixed: License keys entered using the dialog interface and loaded from file are now forced to uppercase for better license handling.
- Fixed: User settings check now ignores the personal data email address.
- Fixed: Auto re-initializing no longer temporarily closes ports as this could allow other applications to snatch the ports.
- Fixed: Spelling error in WebMail template 'original' filters page.


Version 2.10 (Official Release)
- Added: Directory / file cleanup tool.
- Added: Enabled / disabled icons for tree items and list controls in the dialog interface.
- Added: Right-click menus for tree items and list controls in the dialog interface.
- Added: Right-click menu for the system tray icon.
- Added: Delete key and double click handling for list controls.
- Added: Multi-select list controls in the dialog interface to allow actions such as deleting to be performed on multiple items at once.
- Added: Update wizard to help keep your mail server up to date and secure.
- Added: Remote Admin part 1. Allows access to status, accounts and logs.
- Added: New warning to AMS 1.xx transfer tool which indicates when the version 1.xx User/Login option is ignored.
- Added: 'Buy Now' button when the trial license is close to expiring or has expired.
- Enhanced: Users are now shown as disabled in the dialog interface if their group is disabled.
- Enhanced: Content filtering SPAM identifier preset rule now only inserts <SPAM> into subject if not already present.
- Enhanced: Dialog interface now re-synchronizes to reflect changes made by other administrators editing at the same time.
- Enhanced: Groups of users will now only be displayed 500 at a time in the dialog interface for better performance.
- Enhanced: Overwriting of old INI files now uses operating system truncation method for more reliable file access.
- Enhanced: Modifying accounts from multiple mail servers (clustering setups) is now protected against potential overwrites.
- Enhanced: WebMail template 'Original' has been given several visual improvements.
- Enhanced: 'NT Service Currently Running' prompt now has a shortcut to open Remote Admin.
- Fixed: Content filter condition for checking if an account exists locally did not save to file correctly.
- Fixed: AMS 1.xx transfer tool now safely handles periods ('.') in folder names.
- Fixed: LDAP database compiling could occasionally use the wrong email address when compiling by group or domain.
- Fixed: User POP3 retrievals and address books had unintended loading limits.
- Fixed: Renaming of users which failed due to incorrect settings still actually got renamed.
- Removed: Excessive character checking in ODBC table and field names.


Version 2.05b
- Added: Custom events to mails for inter-service communication.
- Added: SMTP, POP3 Retrievals and WebMail now pre-insert a custom event to allow content filtering to determine the source of the mail.
- Added: Domains now allow you to select a catch-all user and also give a warning when a catch-all user does not exist.
- Added: New main application icon.
- Added: Option to insert preset RBL. Added support for ORDB, SPEWS and Spamhaus.
- Added: SPAM filters now support custom events.
- Added: POP3 Retrievals option to insert a 'Received:' header line.
- Added: POP3 Retrievals option to restrict number of mails per connection.
- Added: New field tags: CUSTOMEVENTSCOMMALIST, CUSTOMEVENTSLIST, STRIPPEDPARTSCOMMALIST and STRIPPEDPARTSLIST.
- Added: Custom event condition to content filtering.
- Added: Custom event action to filtering.
- Added: Filtering action to send copy of mails. This is useful for sending a copy of an mail before other actions modify it.
- Added: All content filtering specific actions to antivirus filtering.
- Added: Avast! and McAfee antivirus products to approved antivirus scanners.
- Added: New filtering field tags: RULENAME and SCANNERNAME.
- Added: Backup facility for importing / exporting AMS 2.xx settings.
- Enhanced: Preset content filter rule for attachment blocking now sends a notification to the sender before editing the original subject.
- Enhanced: Preset default antivirus scanner now sends a notification to the sender before editing the original subject.
- Enhanced: Settings checking is performed only when required (disabled options will usually be ignored).
- Enhanced: Failure mails now by-pass filtering. Previously some were filtered and some were not.
- Enhanced: By default the NT Service mode now leaves the dialog interface enabled.
- Enhanced: AMS 1.xx transfer tool now allows transferring of mails separately (allowing administrators to transfer mails at a later date).
- Enhanced: If Ability Mail Server 1.xx is currently running in NT Service mode, you will be given the opportunity to close the service.
- Enhanced: Multiple instances of Ability Mail Server are now detected through a 'sync' file. This protects against XP style user switching and also remote network execution.
- Enhanced: Each RBL now allows you individual control over what actions occur if that RBL triggers.
- Enhanced: New RBLs now have helpful default settings.
- Enhanced: WebMail mail reading text view now wraps lines over 100 characters long rather than 76 to display mails more correctly.
- Enhanced: Automatic saving when closing the application now only saves files that do not exist.
- Enhanced: Reordered content filter conditions.
- Enhanced: Reordered filtering actions.
- Enhanced: Filtering preset rule / scanner notifications to use the new STRIPPEDPARTSLIST field tag.
- Enhanced: All content filter conditions, filtering actions and antivirus scanners to use field tags as much as possible.
- Fixed: Some 'max' settings could wrongly be set to 0.
- Fixed: WebMail logout actions incorrectly resulted in a bad request being sent.
- Fixed: WebMail mail reading source view could temporarily prevent that mail from being deleted or moved.
- Fixed: POP3 Retrievals caused an unacceptable burst of CPU and hard drive activity when large volumes of mails were downloaded.
- Fixed: POP3 Retrievals could trigger multiple downloads from the same account simultaneously, often leading to multiple copies of the same mail being downloaded.
- Fixed: IMAP4 uploading could cause the mail server to crash when account allocation reached.
- Fixed: Domain and user wizards did not cause accounts to be saved to file correctly.
- Fixed: POP3 responded incorrectly to a LIST command with no mail index parameter.
- Removed: RBL flag, which has now been replaced by custom events.


Version 2.04b
- Added: Test buttons for ODBC, POP3 retrievals, user POP3 retrievals, outgoing route and static routes.
- Added: Test DNS facility for auto-detected DNSs in outgoing mail and static routes.
- Added: Delete base key option in license settings to allow uninstalling of the base key.
- Added: New action to place mail into a specified account directory in filtering services.
- Added: New 'Does Not Contain' match type to all sub string search conditions and actions in filtering services.
- Added: Preset content filter rules to help set up content filtering.
- Added: Preset antivirus scanner to help set up antivirus filtering.
- Added: New field tag which formats addresses into mail envelope style address lists. Useful for the 'Edit Header' action in filtering services.
- Added: New security option in general settings to limit the maximum number of connections per IP. This will help prevent DOS attacks.
- Added: SMTP option which allows insertion of the 'for' field in the received line.
- Added: WebMail mail reading now also allows viewing of the mail's source.
- Added: WebMail composing now allows editing of the 'From' address. This can be restricted using a new group option.
- Added: WebMail option to insert an 'X-Originating-IP' header line into composed mails.
- Added: WebMail security option to disable HTML mail reading.
- Added: Outgoing Mail option to restrict the number of recipients per mail transaction.

- Enhanced: Combined header line conditions in content filtering into a single condition which additionally allows any custom header field.
- Enhanced: Edit Header action in filtering services now allows any custom header field.
- Enhanced: Group account and mail limits are now optional, defaulting to general settings if not enabled.
- Enhanced: User SPAM options will now be disabled in the dialog interface when the license does not permit use of SPAM, Content Filtering or Antivirus Filtering.
- Enhanced: Most settings are now only checked when enabled.
- Enhanced: MX Lookup tool now uses the Outgoing Mail settings if possible.
- Enhanced: Boolean values stored in INI files will be classed as true when the value is anything but 0.
- Enhanced: Mails created within the Ability Mail Server will now correctly encode mail header fields when 8 bit characters are present.
- Enhanced: Tag processing is now more efficient.
- Enhanced: Version 1.xx transfer tool now also supports type-less attachment blocking.
- Enhanced: WebMail filtering options will now hide the SPAM options when the license does not permit use of SPAM, Content Filtering or Antivirus Filtering.
- Enhanced: WebMail templates now support 800x600 resolutions correctly.
- Enhanced: The group option to limit WebMail access to a particular domain will now redirect to the correct domain rather than blocking access.
- Enhanced: A mail can only be delivered once to each account. This helps protect catch-all accounts from receiving the same mail multiple times.
- Enhanced: If the Outgoing Mail service is configured to relay by default, it will now operate much more efficiently.
- Enhanced: Closing the settings dialog using the cross or 'Alt-F4' is now handled the same as pressing the close button or escape.
- Fixed: Help links to site were wrongly generated.
- Fixed: Save button wrongly enabled following a certain sequence of events.
- Fixed: Subject messages in the 'Messages' settings would break the generated mail if they contained line breaks. Line breaks are now stripped from subjects.
- Fixed: LDAP did not correctly record login failure events which effectively disabled anti-hammering for LDAP connections.
- Fixed: WebMail mail reading didn't correctly display Base64 encoded mail bodies.
- Fixed: Mailing lists which modified the 'From' or 'Reply-To' mail header fields didn't correctly format the email address.
- Fixed: dialog interface tree item selecting could fail to update to the correct page following a certain sequence of events.
- Fixed: User directory lists were not always accurate in the dialog interface.
- Fixed: WebMail mail composing didn't always correctly parse address book nick names in the To, Cc or Bcc address boxes.


Version 2.03b
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Added: HTML Help manual.
- Added: Option to hide application window' in antivirus scanner, content filtering 'Application Result' condition and filtering 'Execute Application' action.
- Added: Facility to add existing users to POP3Retrieval delivery addresses, filtering recipient actions and user redirections.
- Added: Mailing List Auto-Add subject trigger.
- Enhanced: WebMail auto-signup domains uses a combo box for the domain.
- Enhanced: Moved Antivirus Filtering 'Scan Outgoing Mail' to Antivirus Scanner with a clearer 3-way radio button selection.
- Enhanced: Most fields now support field tags.
- Enhanced: SMTP acceptance of email address formats. Now it accepts anything.
- Fixed: Domain specific templates always resulted in a 404 page.
- Fixed: If the default auto-response subject message contained line breaks, webmail automatic sign-ups wouldn't allow new accounts to be created.


Version 2.02b
- Added: Automatic initialization is no longer performed when a running instance of version 1.xx is detected.
- Added: Mailing lists auto-add option requires a blank subjected email.
- Added: Vertical scroll bar to Mailing List Delivery 'Add List' dialog.
- Added: Title for POP3 retrievals list control.
- Added: Warning to disable other antivirus products before performing a test scan.
- Added: Count for mailing list delivery addresses.
- Fixed: SSL type connections were unable to parse incoming commands correctly.
- Fixed: SMTP incorrectly reported STARTTLS option when it was disabled.
- Fixed: SMTP Authentication did not accept full email addresses as the username.
- Fixed: SMTP refused some email addresses that should normally be acceptable.
- Fixed: 'ODBC Create Table' button now uses a more compatible SQL request.
- Fixed: SSL create certificate field ordering is now consistent with other dialogs containing similar fields.
- Fixed: Several radio buttons were not tab-stop selectable.
- Fixed: Tab ordering on Wizard User Personal Data dialog.
- Fixed: SMTP SPAM rejection message did not disable when mail was to be rejected.
- Fixed: User account options 'Auto-Delete After' option did not disable when save deleted item was disabled.
- Fixed: Renamed several filtering condition and action names for clarity.
- Fixed: Renamed several dialog items for clarity.
- Removed: '%s' tag in Filtering 'Execute Application' actions as this is a temporary file which will disappear.


Version 2.01b
First beta release; no update information available.