New available build notification (74564)

This is our spam / virus filter update for customers on the mx1 / mx2.tnpw.net filtering cluster. The information is brought to you by our vendor, Spam Experts.

What’s new this week:

Catch-all aliases:
You have long been able to set up aliases at a domain level, so that any mail @example.com gets redirected to the same recipient @example.org.  A few updates ago, we also added the ability to configure recipient aliases, so you can direct mail for (e.g.) abby@example.com to bob@example.org.  With this week’s update, you can now configure a “catch all” alias, so that any mail @example.com is directed specifically to a single address, e.g. bob@example.org.  The web interface currently only exposes the ability to configure domain level aliases, but we will be adding the ability to create a “catch-all” account and to configure recipient aliases within a domain in an update early in 2015.

Hidden BCC:  
There are times when you need (e.g. for regulatory requirements) to send a copy of all messages for a domain or a specific recipient to another address – basically, to automatically add a “bcc” recipient to all messages, without the sender being aware of this.  This is now possible via the API.  You can configure all mail at a domain to be copied to a specified address, or all mail to specified recipients within a domain.

Grouped log counts:
The API now supports getting counts of messages grouped by a column, for faster and easier report creation.  For example, you might want to get the number of messages each distinct recipient has received in a specified time period, or you might want to know how many spam messages each of your outgoing users have attempted to send in the last day (so that you can address that problem with your users).

Changelog:
Filtering (services):

  • The api_find_messages and api_find_outgoing_messages API calls now support a “group” argument, which works like a “group by” clause in SQL (#21641)
  • [outgoing only] The “block spam” option is now set for all outgoing accounts.  The API calls that controlled this option still exist, but are deprecated and have no effect (#20925)
  • [incoming only] The API methods that handle aliases now permit you to specify that all mail for a domain should be aliased to a specific address at domain, without having to individually configure each alias (#19679)
  • New API methods api_set_hidden_bcc_address, api_get_hidden_bcc_address, api_set_hidden_bcc_address_outgoing, and api_get_hidden_bcc_address_outgoing, which allow you to have mail blind copied to a specified address (#7818)

Email Archiving (services):

  • A new method is available that provides a list of all IDs for a specified account and date.  This may be used to iterate / browse through an archive far more efficiently than by using a search (#21585)
  • You may now specify the message date when retrieving a message from the archive.  This is far more efficient than having the system determine the date itself, particularly on heavily loaded clusters  (#21580)

Front-end / GUI:

  • Resolved issue with some missing dates from the Domain Statistics Page (#22191)
  • Resolved issue with Date field from Incoming Log Search(#22199)
  • Resolved issue with `Domain Transfer` error message “This method is not available” (#22184)
  • Resolved issue with adding camel-case email users when reseller exists with same address (#22161)

Plugins & Integration tools:

  • No new updates this week

 


New available build notification (74420)

This is our spam / virus filter update for customers on the mx1 / mx2.tnpw.net filtering cluster. The information is brought to you by our vendor, Spam Experts.

 Please have a look at the changelog to view the modifications included in the new build 74420.

A randomization bug in the auto-update system of our Plesk/cPanel integration caused the auto-update system to potentially stop. If prompted about an available update from the add-on control panel, please force the update manually to the latest version. That should resolve the auto-update issues. Alternatively you can manually execute “wget -Nhttp://download.seinternal.com/integration/installers/installer.sh && bash installer.sh” from the addon-server to force update the addon at anytime.
Filtering (services):

  • This build includes general filtering/performance updates only

Front-end / GUI:

  • No new updates this week

Plugins & Integration tools:

  • cPanel: Resolved issue with auto-update system (#22172)
  • Plesk: Resolved issue with auto-update system (#22172)
  • POA APS 1.2: Resolved issue with returning error `: a:0:` (#22207)

 


New available build notification (74019)

This is our spam / virus filter update for customers on the mx1 / mx2.tnpw.net filtering cluster. The information is brought to you by our vendor, Spam Experts.

 What’s new this week:

Sub-resellers

It’s now possible to allow your resellers to themselves create reseller accounts (who can then create their own resellers, and so on with no limit).  This is currently a cluster-wide switch that you can access in the “Manage Permissions” link from the dashboard of the web interface.  In the “Resellers” column, there’s a permission group that starts with “Manage Resellers” – if you enable this, then all the resellers on the system will have the ability to create and manage their own resellers. By default this feature is not enabled, and once enabled it will allow all your resellers to create such unlimited sub-levels. We’re working on extending this new feature to allow for e.g. custom management per-reseller.

After you’ve enabled this new feature, you can view the list of “sub resellers” that your resellers have at the admin and reseller level. When a reseller creates a “sub reseller”, they can set limits on the products or number of domains that they have available, in the same way that this can be done when creating a reseller from the top admin level.  When a “sub reseller” logs in, they get the same experience and functionality as any other reseller.

Discontinuing support for 32bit OS installations

Currently SpamExperts runs on both 64bit and 32bit installations of Debian Linux. We’re going to phase out support of the older 32bit installations, and are offerring a free migration to a new 64bit Debian setup for those systems affected. In case you still run on 32bit servers, please contact our support with the new hardware details so we can plan in such free migration for you. Older 32bit systems will become unsupported as of March 1st 2015.

Changelog
Filtering (services):

  • Improvements to the efficiency of the logging data migration (#20259)
  • When messages are delivered, the “status” column in the log search results is now updated to “delivered” (#19761)
  • Improvements to handling connections where one recipient has a different sender whitelist than other recipients (#22083)
  • [outgoing only] New API methods to allow whitelisting envelope senders, including the ability to whitelist all senders, and the ability to set this on a per IP or IP network basis (#21452)
  • [outgoing only] New API methods api_set_outgoing_report2_recipient and api_get_outgoing_report2_recipient which provide a two-hourly report on the outgoing filter users that have attempted to send spam in that period.  Note that this report is still under active development, and the format may change without the usual deprecation period
  • [outgoing only] The header user identification method for outgoing messages will now consider a newline to be a match for “.” in the value regular expression.  This makes it easier to write regular expressions without knowing exactly how the header will be wrapped on to multiple lines

Email Archiving (services):

  • A new API method is available to rebuild an index. This may be used with the option to disable real-time indexing for an account, to build an index only when it is required ( #21579)
  • The Amazon S3 archiving storage engine now supports specification of the Amazon hostname and port (to support working with S3 clones) and the bucket name to use (all messages are now stored in a single bucket) (#10176)

Front-end / GUI:

  • Added ability to restrict IP submission users (#18983)
  • Added count for domains with a certain product enabled for a reseller (#21778)
  • Added export feature to periodic user report (#16556)
  • Added extra MX records when adding new domains (#20193)
  • Added option to edit an outgoing user directly after creating (#20919)
  • Resolved issue with wrong user profile opened for administrators (#21032)
  • Resolved issue with reseller is not logged-out after set to inactive (#21364)
  • Resolved `api/domain/setproducts` example variables (#22149)
  • Resolved issue with email validation check (#22123)
  • Resolved issue with “Percentage (of overall server usage)”” column not displaying data (#22066)
  • Resloved issue with reseller creation without a password (#22084)
  • Resolved issue with warning `Could not whitelist ‘xxxx’` when adding a domain (#22098)
  • Resolved issue with CSV export with expected import (#21200)
  • When the archiving product is added/removed, reflect that in the archiving settings (#21024)
  • Adjusted Archive search results show Date at time processed rather than value message (#21096)
  • Adjusted `/api/option/interfacestatus/` SpamPanel API call to use GET (#21595)
  • Removed maximum email size check skipped from outgoing ip whitelist (#21270)
  • Show Spampanel API help for resellers with API access (#20816)
  • Make the bandwidth graph “active” (#15101)
  • Optimized available products detection (#22081)
  • Optimized `api/domain/getproducts` to return error for non-existing domains (#22148)

Plugins & Integration tools:

  • No new updates this week