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Version 5.7 build 5900

January 16, 2017

Enhancements

  • Appearance - Allows you to put your company name, tag line and logo on the web interface. This feature is only allowed in the Enterprise Edition.
  • Spam learner email - users can forward junk messages to Xeams allowing it to learn from it. Check http://www.xeams.com/spam-learner.htm for details.
  • Bypassed users can now accept domain names besides email addresses
  • New filter added to block top level domains like *.TOP, *.XYZ, etc...
  • New filter to detect fake replies
  • New filter to detect inconsistent "Reply-To" header.
  • Message counts are consolidated across slaves when running Xeams in clustered mode

Version 5.6 build 5894

January 05, 2017

IMPORTANT:

If Live Monitor does not work after upgrading, simply refresh your browser. JavaScripts have been modified for Live Monitor. If your browser has cached an older version, you will see a blank screen when trying to use Live Monitor. Refreshing the page will solve the problem.

Enhancements

  • User Import Wizard now contains the ability to import associated emails from a text file
  • DRV caching can optionally be disabled.
  • Live Monitor can display more than 20 records, which is done by adding num.entries.in.livemonitor property in server.properties file.
  • Reporting is improved to consume less memory
  • A new Diagnostic Check is introduced to ensure Xeams does not accept emails for invalid users.

Bug Fix

  • A major memory leak is fixed that occurs when Xeams is configured to run as a SLAVE in clustering environment
  • When messages are searched by non-admin users, records are not pulled from SLAVES. Applies when running in a clustered environment.

Version 5.5 build 5884

December 14, 2016

Enhancements

  • User Quarantine Reports are generated even when running in Stand-alone mode
  • When subject are changed in message action, emails are copied to INBOX, instead of Spam/Possible Spam folders, allowing POP3 clients to see these messages. This applies only if you are using POP3/IMAP on Xeams.
  • User white/black list (Buddy/Enemy) list can be read from a CSV file, allowing administrators to import white/black list from third-party sources. Click here for details.
  • Filtering is enhanced to detect and score messages containing incorrect base64 encoding to avoid detection
  • Ability to read IP addresses for Office365 from a file instead of fetching them from the Internet. Applies when grey-listing is enabled.

Version 5.4 build 5878

November 16, 2016

Bug Fix

  • Read/Unread flag does not work in iPhone when using IMAP
  • Flag to check/uncheck Temporary emails does not work in web interface.

Version 5.4 build 5876

November 08, 2016

Enhancements

  • Ability to create temporary email addresses. Click here for details.
  • Clustering has been enhanced. Files are compresses before sending them to slaves, making them work faster on slower networks.
  • Outbound SMTP server communication has been improved to handle temporary failures.

Version 5.4 build 5872

November 03, 2016

Enhancements

  • Dynamic Recipient Verification is introduced. Click here for details.
  • Domain names for SMTP Configuration is now paginated, making it easier to maintain lots of domain names
  • Anti-virus rule is updated
  • Manage Aliases is now called Manage Distribution List under Server Configuration. Check this page for details.

Bug Fixes

  • Trusted domain is not added when marking emails if there are multiple TXT records in the DNS server.

Version 5.3 build 5868

October 24, 2016

Enhancements

  • Ability to bypass users for spam filtering, which also saves you a user-license. Click here for details.

Version 5.3 build 5867

October 21, 2016

Enhancements

  • Ability to see how Xeams calculates actual users
  • Implements licensing policy that gives users 90 days to make a decision instead of original 30.

Version 5.3 build 5865

October 19, 2016

Enhancements

  • Ability to check with Active Directory for Smtp Proxy Server
  • Allows a 15-day grace period if the "Active Users" count goes higher than the purchased licenses

Bug Fix

  • The About screen is blank when Multi-Profile option is enabled, but no profile other than Default exists.
  • Clustering does not work when CSRF prevention is enabled.

Version 5.3 build 5864

October 14, 2016

Enhancements

  • POPFetch now supports SSL

Version 5.3 build 5862

October 12, 2016

Enhancements

  • Ability to add new RBL servers

Bug Fix

  • Smart Host does not work when SMTP Proxy is set to Asynchronous mode.
  • Clustering does not work when CSRF prevention is enabled.

Version 5.3 build 5859

October 05, 2016

Bug Fix

  • Incoming messages are not received if Smart Host is enabled and SMTP Proxy server is configured to run in Asynchronous mode.

Version 5.3 build 5858

October 04, 2016

Enhancements

  • Xeams Clustering, which allows junk filtering rules to be shared between multiple instances of Xeams.
  • Virus Detector has been improved to catch tricks used by spammers to hide attached file name.
  • Grey listing filter can now accept wildcards. For example: *.linkedin.com
  • A global report recipient can be specified. Daily summary reports for quarantined messages will be sent to this global user besides the actual user.

Bug Fix

  • POP3 server does not return OK status for the LIST command where there are no messages.

Version 5.2 build 5848

September 22, 2016

Enhancements

  • DKIM is now supported for both inbound and outbound messages. Click here for details.

Version 5.1 build 5842

September 13, 2016

Enhancements

  • Ability to generate quarantine report by send an email. Click here for details.

Bug Fix

  • Not every country is displayed in the country filter.

Version 5.1 build 5840

September 06, 2016

Enhancements

  • Ability to send/receive large files Click here for details.
  • Bypassed IP addresses for Office365 has been updated. This affects Grey Listing

Version 5.0 build 5836

August 26, 2016

Enhancements

Bug Fix

  • Xeams is unable to process encrypted zipped files.
  • The web interface keeps displaying latest news even when it is marked read.

Version 5.0 build 5834

August 18, 2016

Enhancements

  • Ability to peek into an attached zipped file right from Xeam's web interface. Since this is done without downloading, you can safely check if an attached zip file contains a virus.
  • Non-admin users can now view messages for more than 1 day. The number of days match with what administrators see.

Bug Fix

  • Number of days since data is displayed for users is incorrect.
  • User Filter screen displays a blank page.

Version 5.0 build 5832

August 15, 2016

Enhancements

  • OutBoundQueue Manager is added under Message Repository allowing administrators to manage messages stuck in the Outbound Queue
  • User's screen is paginated
  • Ability to search users on the user's screen
  • Viewing messages has been improved.
    • Administrator's can run an email through Spam Simulator while viewing a message.
    • Embedded images referring to a foreign website are hidden by default, which prevents activation of a web-bug
  • Xeams attempts to fix incoming messages containing UNICODE characters in the header.

Bug Fix

  • Trailing spaces in a folder name are removed in the IMAP server

Version 4.9 build 5825

May 13, 2016
  • Inconsistent sender filter is updated to ignore SPF checking
  • MS-Office macro filter can not look for *.dot files
  • Outbound messages can be forced through a specific IP if required
  • The ReverseIPLookup rule is updated to ignore IP addresses listed in Gateway.dat
  • The HoneyPot is updated to ignore IP addresses in Gateway.dat

Version 4.9 build 5816

April 05, 2016

Bug Fix

  • SMTP Auth does not work with SSL

Version 4.9 build 5815

April 04, 2016

New Feature

  • A new custom rule added to detect emails from fake stores, such as Amazon, Kohl's & Costco.
  • The rule to detect macros in MS Word/Excel is updated

Version 4.9 build 5811

March 29, 2016

New Feature

  • STARTTLS now works for out-bound emails.

Version 4.9 build 5810

March 28, 2016

New Feature

  • User Repository for IMAP/POP3 is now separate from global repository.
  • IDLE command now support for IMAP server
  • A new custom filter has been added that looks for macros in an MS Word/Excel document.

Enhancements

  • The Virus Detection filter has been updated to look for Crypto/Locky virus.

Version 4.8 build 5800

December 07, 2015

New Feature

  • Administrators can set a max score for daily reports. This limits the number of entries that appear in the daily report hiding emails scoring higher than a pre-configured threshold

Enhancements

  • Updated DNS lookups, which improves how SPF, RBL and any other DNS based lookups are performed
  • Enhancements in SPF lookup logic
  • Integration with ClamAV is improved

Bug Fix

  • Incoming email occasionally gets corrupted when an email body contains a DOT in the beginning of a line.
  • Some buttons are drawn with a very light color when web interface is viewed in Internet Explorer.


Version 4.8 build 5792

June 25, 2015

Enhancements

  • Pie charts on the home page of the Admin Console are no longer scary :-)

Bug Fix

  • Web page does not render correctly when Intranet Compatibility Mode is enabled in Internet Explorer.

Version 4.8 build 5790

June 23, 2015

Bug Fix

  • Check boxes are not visible when marking messages

Version 4.8 build 5789

June 22, 2015

New Feature

  • Live logs - ability to see log files as they are being written
  • STARTTLS is now supported for SMTP Proxy Server
  • New screen for ClamAV integration, which can also perform a test against a ClamAV daemon

Enhancement

  • Completely redesigned web interface, which is responsive for mobile devices
  • White/black list belong to users is automatically imported when a new user based on AD is created
  • Live Monitor now contains a time column
  • Embedded web server is upgraded, which disables SSLv3.
  • Custom filter reports can display messages that were affected by the selected filter.
  • Grey Listing filter has been enhanced. Administrators can now exclude IP addresses. Addresses belonging to Office365 are automatically excluded

Bug Fixes

  • Attached zipped files were being ignored when file names were encoded

Version 4.7 build 5780

April 02, 2015

Enhancement

  • Live Monitor gets a new facelift. A new AJAX bases live monitor replaces the old Java Applet that stopped working on newer browsers.
  • New users can be created by pulling accounts from Active Directory
  • A new custom rule has been added to detect WebBug Images

Version 4.7 build 5776

March 22, 2015

Enhancement

  • User reports no longer contain Data URI Scheme to display images. Instead, contentID is used to display graphs. MS Outlook does not support Data URI Scheme yet and therefore, graphs were not visible in user report when using MS Outlook.

Bug Fixes

  • Emails with zip files are not getting delivered. This bug only applies to older installations that use JRE 1.6. It does not affect JRE 1.7. Alternatively, visit this page for instructions on how to update JRE

Version 4.7 build 5775

March 17, 2015

Bug Fixes

  • Some of the hyper links in the web interface were broken and resulted in a 404 error.

Version 4.7 build 5774

March 16, 2015
  • Integration with Microsoft Active Directory. More info...
  • Ability for users to search older messages. This is done when users login using their credentials
  • Ability to display more than 3 days of messages when viewing all

Enhancements

  • Email quarantine report sent to users is no longer cumulative - meaning if users are configured to receive more than one report per day, the data for next report contains records since the last report, rather than from midnight.
  • Many email readers do not display images from a remote server, preventing the graph to appear in email report. This graph is now embedded inside the email itself and will be visible through any email reader.

Bug Fixes

  • CSRF attacks are prevented. More info...
  • Encrypted zipped files could not be processed

Version 4.6 build 5757

Aug 19, 2014

New Features

Enhancements

  • None

Bug Fixes

  • SPF filter pass when INCLUDE verb is used.

Added to Xeams on: 12/13/13



  • Messages are getting duplicated when Xeams is running in Stand-alone mode and Aliases are used.

Added to Xeams on: 12/12/13



  • Host names are now accepted for SMTP Server when using Xeams in Hybrid mode. Earlier only IP address were allowed
  • Blocked IP address due to incorrect IP addresses can be cleared from the Alerts management screen
  • SpamHaus DBL is now checked for black-listed domains
  • Bug Fix: Grey listing setting for SMTP Proxy was not getting saved

Added to Xeams on: 11/21/13



  • Support for Grey listing has been added. Click here for details.

Added to Xeams on: 10/30/13



  • Support for STARTTLS in SMTP server
  • Incorrect password alert
  • New report for Authenticate Messages
  • Ability to configure SSL parameters
  • Bug Fix: Spam summary reports sent during the day has incorrect date

Added to Xeams on: 09/10/13



  • Ability to recreating search indexex
  • Email footer allowing message marking now uses HTTPS if available
  • Bug Fix: Occasionally, a dummy email is created in user's repository when message is restored
  • Bug Fix: Spam report generated at midnight can sometime contain duplication entries
  • Bug Fix: File not found error is fixed when searching for messages where a type is not specified

Added to Xeams on: 03/05/13



  • The bypass header is now dynamic.
  • Log files can now be viewed only by admins

Added to Xeams on: 02/22/13



  • Bug fix: Smtp Proxy Server truncates emails after a single dot when running an Synchronous mode
  • Bug fix: Smart Host setting cannot be removed from GUI

Added to Xeams on: 03/21/12



  • Bug fix: Smart host does not work correctly when email aliases are used

Added to Xeams on: 03/13/12



  • Ability to handle incoming messages asynchronously when using SMTP Proxy

Added to Xeams on: 02/25/12



  • Smart Host has been added
  • Bug Fix: On rare occasions messages recipients are set incorrectly when aliases are used.

Added to Xeams on: 01/10/12



  • Bug Fix: On rare occasions messages recipients are set incorrectly when aliases are used.

Added to Xeams on: 08/23/11



  • Embedded image filter rule is enhanced.
  • Domain-level administrators can be prevented from viewing emails on the system.
  • Bug Fix: On rare occasions messages recipients are set incorrectly.

Added to Xeams on: 04/21/11



  • Embedded image filter rule is enhanced.
  • Domain-level administrators can be prevented from viewing emails on the system.
  • Bug Fix: SMTP server cannot be started by the watchdog process when secondary port is enabled.

Added to Xeams on: 02/17/11



  • Embedded image filter rule is enhanced.
  • Domain-level administrators can be prevented from viewing emails on the system.
  • Bug Fix: SMTP banner is not being displayed even if user sets it up in the configuration

Added to Xeams on: 01/12/11



  • Admin console can be accessed via HTTPS
  • By default, regular users are not allowed to associate emails with their account. The administrator must explicity allow association
  • Domain-level administrators can be prevented from viewing emails on the system.

Added to Xeams on: 11/01/10



  • Bug fix: The Sender header is handled correctly even if the senders name is present besides email address

Added to Xeams on: 11/01/10



  • Bug fix: The Sender header is handled correctly even if the senders name is present besides email address

Added to Xeams on: 10/07/10



  • Date expiration rule is updated

Added to Xeams on: 09/30/10



  • New custom rule that checks HELO command during SMTP communication

Added to Xeams on: 09/27/10



  • Ability to search for a custom header and assign a score

Added to Xeams on: 09/20/10



  • LonelyLink custom filter is added.
  • External image filter is updated.

Added to Xeams on: 09/02/10



  • External image filter is updated.

Added to Xeams on: 08/03/10



  • Custom filter to prevent HTML attached files is added
  • Custom filter to block zipped executables is added
    • Significant reduction in memory footprint is added.
    • Bug Fix: International characters are not displayed correctly when a disclaimer is added to any message

Added to Xeams on: 07/15/10



  • Custom filter to identify misleading URLs
  • Message forwarder module is enhanced.

Added to Xeams on: 05/28/10



  • Custom filter to identify forged senders without SPF
  • Handles email with large attachments without a large memory footprint

Added to Xeams on: 05/11/10



  • Sender filter now takes the name in consideration when searching content.

Added to Xeams on: 03/11/10



  • The SIZE parameter in SMTP conversation is optimized.

Added to Xeams on: 02/18/10



    • Bug Fix: User reports contains incorrect port number when admin console listens on port 80 for HTTP requests.

Added to Xeams on: 01/19/10



  • Custom reporting schedule for notification reports. Click here for details

Added to Xeams on: 12/04/09



  • Bug Fix: Monthly report for december does not work. Other months are fine.

Added to Xeams on: 12/01/09



  • The SMTP Server and SMTP Proxy server now allows listening on a secondary port. Refer to this KB article on our website for details.

Added to Xeams on: 11/25/09



  • Ability to specify a 0 for message retention

Added to Xeams on: 12/13/13


  • Bug Fix: Messages are getting duplicated when Xeams is running in Stand-alone mode and Aliases are used.

Added to Xeams on: 12/12/13


  • Host names are now accepted for SMTP Server when using Xeams in Hybrid mode. Earlier only IP address were allowed
  • Blocked IP address due to incorrect IP addresses can be cleared from the Alerts management screen
  • SpamHaus DBL is now checked for black-listed domains
  • Bug Fix: Grey listing setting for SMTP Proxy was not getting saved

Added to Xeams on: 11/21/13


  • Support for Grey listing has been added. Click here for details.

Added to Xeams on: 10/30/13


  • Support for STARTTLS in SMTP server
  • Incorrect password alert
  • New report for Authenticate Messages
  • Ability to configure SSL parameters
  • Bug Fix: Spam summary reports sent during the day has incorrect date

Added to Xeams on: 09/10/13


  • Ability to recreating search indexex
  • Email footer allowing message marking now uses HTTPS if available
  • Bug Fix: Occasionally, a dummy email is created in user's repository when message is restored
  • Bug Fix: Spam report generated at midnight can sometime contain duplication entries
  • Bug Fix: File not found error is fixed when searching for messages where a type is not specified

Added to Xeams on: 03/05/13


  • The bypass header is now dynamic.
  • Log files can now be viewed only by admins

Added to Xeams on: 02/22/13


  • Bug fix: Smtp Proxy Server truncates emails after a single dot when running an Synchronous mode
  • Bug fix: Smart Host setting cannot be removed from GUI

Added to Xeams on: 03/21/12


  • Bug fix: Smart host does not work correctly when email aliases are used

Added to Xeams on: 03/13/12


  • Ability to handle incoming messages asynchronously when using SMTP Proxy

Added to Xeams on: 02/25/12


  • Smart Host has been added
  • Bug Fix: On rare occasions messages recipients are set incorrectly when aliases are used.

Added to Xeams on: 01/10/12


  • Bug Fix: On rare occasions messages recipients are set incorrectly when aliases are used.

Added to Xeams on: 08/23/11


  • Embedded image filter rule is enhanced.
  • Domain-level administrators can be prevented from viewing emails on the system.
  • Bug Fix: On rare occasions messages recipients are set incorrectly.

Added to Xeams on: 04/21/11


  • Embedded image filter rule is enhanced.
  • Domain-level administrators can be prevented from viewing emails on the system.
  • Bug Fix: SMTP server cannot be started by the watchdog process when secondary port is enabled.

Added to Xeams on: 02/17/11


  • Embedded image filter rule is enhanced.
  • Domain-level administrators can be prevented from viewing emails on the system.
  • Bug Fix: SMTP banner is not being displayed even if user sets it up in the configuration

Added to Xeams on: 01/12/11


  • Admin console can be accessed via HTTPS
  • By default, regular users are not allowed to associate emails with their account. The administrator must explicity allow association
  • Domain-level administrators can be prevented from viewing emails on the system.

Added to Xeams on: 11/01/10


  • Bug fix: The Sender header is handled correctly even if the senders name is present besides email address

Added to Xeams on: 11/01/10


  • Bug fix: The Sender header is handled correctly even if the senders name is present besides email address

Added to Xeams on: 10/07/10


  • Date expiration rule is updated

Added to Xeams on: 09/30/10


  • New custom rule that checks HELO command during SMTP communication

Added to Xeams on: 09/27/10


  • Ability to search for a custom header and assign a score

Added to Xeams on: 09/20/10


  • LonelyLink custom filter is added.
  • External image filter is updated.

Added to Xeams on: 09/02/10


  • External image filter is updated.

Added to Xeams on: 08/03/10


  • Custom filter to prevent HTML attached files is added
  • Custom filter to block zipped executables is added
  • Significant reduction in memory footprint is added.
  • Bug Fix: International characters are not displayed correctly when a disclaimer is added to any message

Added to Xeams on: 07/15/10


  • Custom filter to identify misleading URLs
  • Message forwarder module is enhanced.

Added to Xeams on: 05/28/10


  • Custom filter to identify forged senders without SPF
  • Handles email with large attachments without a large memory footprint

Added to Xeams on: 05/11/10


  • Sender filter now takes the name in consideration when searching content.

Added to Xeams on: 03/11/10


  • The SIZE parameter in SMTP conversation is optimized.

Added to Xeams on: 02/18/10


  • Bug Fix: User reports contains incorrect port number when admin console listens on port 80 for HTTP requests.

Added to Xeams on: 01/19/10


  • Custom reporting schedule for notification reports. Click here for details

Added to Xeams on: 12/04/09


  • Bug Fix: Monthly report for december does not work. Other months are fine.

Added to Xeams on: 12/01/09


  • The SMTP Server and SMTP Proxy server now allows listening on a secondary port. Refer to this KB article on our website for details.

Added to Xeams on: 11/25/09


  • Ability to specify a 0 for message retention