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SpamSentinel Version 10 works with Domino 10!

SpamSentinel 10: More aggressive blocking to stop fraud and malware

Release Date: October 2018

Works with Domino 10

The Rules of Email have changed. Spam are relatively harmless sales attempts. Fraud and Malware such as Cryptolocker (and its variants), however,  are very costly attempts at theft.  SpamSentinel 10 is our response to these new outbreaks. It aggressively blocks messages to minimize user impact. You will notice more blocked messages with SpamSentinel 10.

For fraud and phishing, we continue to innovate with InboxGenius, which is an evolving approach to stop the wide variety of attempts to steal money and information from organizations via targeted phishing attacks.

We continue to update our SpamSentinel and Inbox Genius products to give you the best IBM Notes/Domino anti-spam package for minimal administration and ease of use - please see below for a full list. Also, be sure to check out our popular Sidebar Applications - One Voice, Agenda and more!


Version Highlights:

Version 10 is mostly about improving performance and introducing more aggressive blocking strategies to stop malware and viruses.


SpamSentinel Version Improvements

Our major updates were made to give us better zero hour virus protection.  Inbox Genius is included with SpamSentinel 10 as a direct upgrade to Manage By Example.  We have introduced SPF blocking as an option within SpamSentinel.  Performance improvements and new configuration options have been made to allow better handling of certain problematic message types. 

  • Spam Category calculations are reworked to move more spam from Category B to C and also Category C to D
  • Added SPF checking options to SpamSentinel.
  • Added 'Only Allow' option for Restricted Attachments.  Attachments not on the 'only allow' list will be removed. This is directly related to stopping malware. Many admins prefer to allow only Docx, xlsx, pptx and PDF documents.
  • Added Office File Scan White List option which allows only selected White List entries to apply to the Microsoft Office file macro scanning.
  • Added feature so that Outbound Mail can be scanned for Attachments and Viruses without scanning for Spam.
  • Added feature where Encrypted Microsoft Office documents can now be configured separatedly from Invalid Microsoft Office Documents.
  • RBL and DBL usage options now include finer control over recognition of individual SpamHaus return codes.
  • SpamHaus RBL and DBL matches now cause an email to be treated at least as category C Spam.
  • Added 'HttpTimout in Seconds' option for better handling of individual emails taking a long time to scan.
  • Added 'File Scan Timeout' option to Anti-Virus settings for ensuring a runaway file scan doesn't cause overall email scan to fail.
  • Added new shared license code format for SpamSentinel with optional InboxGenius Fraud protection.
  • Helo domain and IP address extraction from the Received field now allows for optional brackes [] around IP address.
  • New fields added to keep MIME part in sync with Notes document.
  • Updated MIME part parsing that extracts file name from header and added code to remove extraneous characters from file names.
  • Updated Scanner will no longer stop processing mail if reinitialization time exceeds 2 minutes.
  • Increased overall message size read limits to ensure we get the correct Cloudmark signatures:  MIME part sizes increased to (10MB + 128k).  If message is in mime.html attachment, message size is 20MB.
  • Increased buffer size for reading From and SMTPOriginator values.  The size exceeds the buffer size specified by the Notes AP for email and domain names.
  • Updated Outbound message processing to store Recipient names in SpamSentinelSendTo field when message is quarantined.
  • Fixed regression bug so that Scanner could again read Rich Text messages for Policy Management and Body Scanning.
  • Fixed bug where Excel suspicious file log text was not written to SpamSentinelReport.txt correctly during Microsoft Office file macro scanning.


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Frank Paolino is the Founder and President of Maysoft, Inc. He likes to blog about Email security, email viruses and general email management.