1.1.2 (August 21, 2011)

Welcome to POPFile v1.1.2 (August 21, 2011)

POPFile is an email classification tool with a Naive Bayes classifier, POP3,
SMTP, NNTP proxies and IMAP filter and a web interface. It runs on most
platforms and with most email clients.

This maintenance release provides some minor new features and fixes some bugs.

Installers are provided for Windows XP or later and Mac OS X 10.3.9 to 10.5.x,
10.6 (Snow Leopard) and 10.7 (Lion).

The minimal Perl used by the Windows version has been upgraded and as a result
Windows 9x, Windows Millennium, Windows NT and Windows 2000 are no longer
officially supported.


WHAT'S CHANGED SINCE v1.1.1

1. New features

Magnets now offer improved handling of addresses. If a complete email address
(e.g. test@example.com) is specified then the magnet will now match only that
exact address (e.g. anothertest@example.com will not be caught by the magnet).
Domain magnets (e.g. example.com, @example.com and .example.com) are now
supported properly. (ticket #76)

For more information about exact match and domain match, see:
  http://getpopfile.org/docs/glossary:amagnet

The search/bucket filter part of the History tab can be highlighted when the
page is showing the results of a search or a filter to make it more obvious
that the page may not be showing all of the message history. You can enable
this new feature by setting the 'html_search_filter_highlight' option in the
Advanced tab to 1. (ticket #149)


2. Windows version improvements

The installer for Windows now installs SSL support by default. SSL Support
is now provided by a smaller and simpler package which is more up-to-date
than the package used in earlier releases. (ticket #153)

Several of the utilities included with the Windows version have been upgraded,
including the diagnostic utility.


3. Mac OS X version improvements

The installers for Mac OS X also install SSL support by default. (ticket #154)


4. Other improvements

This is a maintenance release so there are no major new features included.


5. Bug fixes

Fixed a bug that POPFile ignored part of message body if the message is encoded
in Quoted-Printable and a soft line break (=) exists at the end of its body.
(ticket #130)

Fixed a bug that POPFile wrongly treated some continuation of numbers as IP
addresses. (ticket #127)

Fixed a bug in some utility scripts that resulted in the removal of some
entries from the configuration file (popfile.cfg). (ticket #135)

Avoid some Perl warnings.


WHERE TO DOWNLOAD

    http://getpopfile.org/download/


GETTING STARTED WITH POPFILE

An introduction to installing and using POPFile can be found in the QuickStart
guide:

  http://getpopfile.org/docs/QuickStart


SSL SUPPORT IN WINDOWS

Up until now SSL support has been an optional feature in the Windows version
and when SSL support was selected the necessary SSL support files were always
downloaded from the internet.

For this release the Windows version uses a more up-to-date and smaller SSL
package. As a result the SSL support files are now included in the installer
and are no longer optional (i.e. they are always installed now).


THREE VERSIONS RELEASED FOR MAC OS X

There are three versions of the installer for Mac OS X systems: one for the
'Lion' release, one for the previous 'Snow Leopard' release and one for the
the earlier 10.3.9 to 10.5.x releases. The 'Lion' installer has '-lion-' in
its filename and the 'Snow Leopard' installer has '-sl-' in its filename.


I AM USING THE CROSS PLATFORM VERSION

POPFile requires a number of Perl modules that are available from CPAN. You
will need:

  Date::Parse
  HTML::Template
  HTML::Tagset
  DBD::SQLite (or DBD::SQLite2)
  DBI
  TimeDate

You can install all the required POPFile modules by getting the Bundle::POPFile
bundle from CPAN.

Please refer to the installation instructions on the POPFile wiki:

 http://getpopfile.org/docs/HowTos:CrossPlatformInstall

Japanese users may need to install some extra programs and Perl modules,
depending upon which Nihongo parser (wakachi-gaki program) they wish to use.
For more information about how to install them, see the POPFile wiki:

 http://getpopfile.org/docs/JP:HowTos:CrossPlatformInstall


KNOWN ISSUES

POPFile currently supports IPv4 only.
(IPv6 is not supported yet.)


CROSS PLATFORM VERSION KNOWN ISSUES

Users of SSL on non-Windows platforms should NOT use IO::Socket::SSL v0.97 or
v0.99. They are known to be incompatible with POPFile; v1.40 is the most recent
release of IO::Socket::SSL that works correctly.


WINDOWS KNOWN ISSUES

1. ON WINDOWS I WANT TO CHECK MULTIPLE EMAIL ACCOUNTS SIMULTANEOUSLY.

Because the time taken to start a new process on Windows is long under Perl
there is an optimization for Windows that is present by default: when a new
connection is made between your email program and POPFile, POPFile handles it
in the 'parent' process. This means the connect happens fast and mail starts
downloading very quickly, but it means that you can only download messages from
one server at a time (up to 6 other connections will be queued up and dealt
with in the order they arrive) and the UI is unavailable while downloading
email.

You can turn this behavior off (and get simultaneous UI/email access and as
many email connections as you like) on the Configuration panel in the UI by
making sure that "Allow concurrent POP3 connections:" is Yes, or by specifying
--set pop3_force_fork=1 on the command line.

The default behaviour (no concurrent POP3 connections) can cause email clients
to time out if several accounts are being checked (because POPFile only handles
one account at a time it can take a while to process all of the accounts).

If SSL support is being used then the default setting (no concurrent POP3
connections) _MUST_ be used otherwise POPFile returns an error message.


v1.0.0, v1.0.1, v1.1.0 and v1.1.1 RELEASE NOTES

If you are upgrading from pre-v1.0.0 please read the v1.0.0, v1.0.1, v1.1.0 and
v1.1.1 release notes for much more information:

 http://getpopfile.org/docs/ReleaseNotes:1.0.0
 http://getpopfile.org/docs/ReleaseNotes:1.0.1
 http://getpopfile.org/docs/ReleaseNotes:1.1.0
 http://getpopfile.org/docs/ReleaseNotes:1.1.1


DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has clicked the Donate! button and donated their hard
earned cash to me in support of POPFile. Thank you also to the people who have
contributed their time through patches, feature requests, bug reports, user
support and translations.

 http://getpopfile.org/docs/donate


10TH ANNIVERSARY

This year is the tenth anniversary of POPFile. Although it was
first released to the public in 2002 development actually started
in 2001. The original version was written in Visual Basic and
called AutoFile.

We hope to release the long-awaited POPFile version 2 with
multi-user support later this year.


THANKS

Big thanks to all who've contributed to POPFile.

The POPFile Core Team
(Brian, Joseph, Manni and Naoki)
 
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