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GNU Anubis

GNU Anubis is an SMTP message submission daemon. It represents an intermediate layer between the mail user agent (MUA) and mail transport agent (MTA), receiving messages from the MUA, applying to them a set of predefined changes, and finally inserting modified messages into an MTA routing network. The set of changes applied to a message is configurable on a system-wide and per-user basis. The built-in configuration language used for defining sets of changes allows for considerable flexibility and is easily extensible.

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  •  20 Dec 2008 16:49

    Release Notes: This release does an automatic correction of MAIL and RCPT SMTP commands, fixes loop-detection code, introduces new configuration keywords (sasl-realm, sasl-hostname, and sasl-service), and adds new Danish, Indonesian, Italian, and Swedish message translations.

    •  06 Nov 2007 04:42

      Release Notes: The package is now licensed under GPL version 3. A new MDA working mode has been added. The != ("not match") operator and concatenation operator were implemented. With Guile support enabled, Guile version 1.8.0 or later is required. Handling of regular expressions was fixed, and arbitrary-sized buffers were removed. All memory is now allocated on request. The main configuration file is now processed if the client is recognized or not. Errors in Guile scripts are now caught and displayed early. In previous versions they could cause the subprocess to be aborted. A minor bug in the handling of identd responses was fixed.

      •  18 Dec 2004 23:08

        Release Notes: In this release, the new authentication and authorization mode has been introduced, which does not require client machines to run an AUTH server (identd). It uses the standard SMTP AUTH capability. The user's database can be kept on the server machine in any of the following formats: plain text, GDBM, MySQL, or PostgreSQL. The program is now extensible via Guile. The configuration file grammar has been heavily improved. It features several new syntactical entities, allows nesting of conditional statements to arbitrary depth, and is easily extended using Guile. A test suite was added.

        •  24 Sep 2004 09:31

          Release Notes: In this release a new format of plain text databases allows for inclusion of empty fields. Test cases for the AUTH mode (a.k.a. Dixie) were added. The GPGME support has been rewritten to work with GPGME 0.9.0 and newer. The XELO extension has been implemented to speed up the interaction between the Anubis daemon and anubisusr utility. Checking user configuration files on remote machine is much faster due to the use of MD5 sums instead of transferring the entire file contents for comparison.

          •  31 Jul 2004 20:32

            No changes have been submitted for this release.


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