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amavisd-new is a high-performance interface between mailer (MTA) and content checkers: virus scanners, and/or Spam Assassin.

2011-05-13: amavisd-new-2.6.6-rc1gz is a maintenance update of a 2.6 branch, backporting all bug fixes from the 2.7.0-pre* development cycle 2011-04-12: amavisd-new-2.7.0-pre15gz pre-release 2011-04-07: amavisd-new-2.6.5gz is a maintenance update of a 2.6 branch, backporting all bug fixes from the 2.7.0-pre* development cycle 2011-04-02: amavisd-new-2.6.5-rc2gz release candidate 2011-03-31: amavisd-new-2.6.5-rc1gz release candidate 2011-02-03: amavisd-new-2.7.0-pre14gz pre-release 2011-01-25: amavisd-new-2.7.0-pre13gz pre-release 2010-12-24: amavisd-new-2.7.0-pre12gz pre-release 2010-12-18: amavisd-new-2.7.0-pre11bz2 pre-release 2010-11-15: amavisd-new-2.7.0-pre9gz pre-release 2010-10-28: amavisd-new-2.7.0-pre8gz pre-release 2010-08-31: amavisd-new-2.7.0-pre7gz pre-release 2010-06-03: amavisd-new-2.7.0-pre5gz pre-release 2010-04-25: amavisd-new-2.7.0-pre4gz pre-release 2009-06-25: amavisd-new-2.6.4gz released 2009-06-19: amavisd-new-2.6.4-rc2gz release candidate 2009-06-12: amavisd-new-2.6.4-rc1gz release candidate 2009-04-22: amavisd-new-2.6.3gz released 2009-04-18: amavisd-new-2.6.3-rc2gz release candidate 2009-04-15: amavisd-new-2.6.3-rc1gz release candidate 2008-12-15: amavisd-new-2.6.2gz released 2008-12-06: amavisd-new-2.6.2-rc2gz release candidate 2008-11-20: amavisd-new-2.6.2-rc1gz release candidate 2008-11-14: amavisd-new-2.6.2-pre1gz pre-release 2008-06-29: amavisd-new-2.6.1gz released 2008-06-24: amavisd-new-2.6.1-rc1gz release candidate 2008-04-23: amavisd-new-2.6.0gz has been released 2008-04-19: amavisd-new-2.6.0-rc2gz release candidate 2008-03-19: amavisd-new-2.6.0-rc1gz release candidate 2008-03-12: amavisd-new-2.5.4gz maintenance version 2007-12-30: amavisd-new-2.6.0-pre3gz pre-release 2007-12-12: amavisd-new-2.5.3gz maintenance version 2007-06-27: amavisd-new-2.5.2gz 2007-05-31: amavisd-new-2.5.1gz 2007-05-23: A security vulnerability in a file(1) utility version 4.20 has been found.

Note that this is not the same issue as CVE-2007-1536. This program is being used by amavisd-new even when virus scanning is disabled, so it is heartly recommended to use the most recent version (currently at 4.21), available from

2005-06-24: Mail Zu is a quarantine management interface for amavisd-new, created by Samuel Tran and Brian Wong (beware, the domain Mail no longer belongs to the project!

) The amavisd-new uses several external programs and Perl modules for its operation.

2016-04-26: amavisd-new-2.11.0xz release Old News 2016-03-18: amavisd-new-2.11.0-rc1xz release candidate 2014-10-26: amavisd-new-2.10.1xz release 2014-10-22: amavisd-new-2.10.0xz release 2014-10-17: amavisd-new-2.10.0-rc2xz release candidate 2014-09-29: amavisd-new-2.10.0-rc1xz release candidate 2014-06-27: amavisd-new-2.9.1xz release 2014-05-09: amavisd-new-2.9.0xz release 2014-05-07: amavisd-new-2.9.0-rc2bz2 release candidate 2013-09-04: amavisd-new-2.8.2-rc1bz2 release candidate (never released) 2013-06-28: amavisd-new-2.8.1gz released 2013-04-27: amavisd-new-2.8.1-rc1gz release candidate 2012-06-30: amavisd-new-2.8.0gz has been released 2012-06-30: amavisd-new-2.7.2gz has been released, it is a bug-fix update over 2.7.1 2012-05-22: amavisd-new-2.8.0-pre7gz is a preview of the next release 2012-04-29: amavisd-new-2.7.1gz has been released, it is a bug-fix update over 2.7.0 2012-04-29: amavisd-new-2.8.0-pre6gz is a preview of the next release 2012-04-10: amavisd-new-2.7.1-rc1gz is a release candidate for a bug-fix update on 2.7 2012-03-09: amavisd-new-2.8.0-pre4gz is a preview of the next release 2011-07-01: amavisd-new-2.7.0gz is a long-awaited features release 2011-05-19: amavisd-new-2.6.6gz is a maintenance update of a 2.6 branch, backporting all bug fixes from the 2.7.0-pre* development cycle 2011-05-18: amavisd-new-2.7.0-rc1gz pre-release 2011-03-07: Mailing list has been moved from Source Forge to Only posts from subscribed members are accepted, as before.

The announcement is archived at The MARC archive of the previous mailing list is continuing to follow the new list, other third-party archives are no longer being updated.

See the Free BSD-SA- security advisory which applies to a file(1) utility distributed with the operating system.

2007-04-23: amavisd-new-2.5.0gz 2007-03-22: An exploitable security problem in file(1) utility version 4.19 and older has been found by Jean-Sébastien Guay-Leroux.

When calling of Mail:: Spam Assassin (SA) is enabled, it calls SA only once per message regardless of the number of recipients, and tries very hard to correctly honour per-recipient preferences, such as pass/reject, check/nocheck, spam levels, and inserting spam-related mail header fields.

amavisd-new benefits from the use of Perl module Net:: Server, which offers a fast pre-forked multichild process control.

It is written in Perl, ensuring high reliability, portability and maintainability.