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From Daniel Quinlan <>
Subject ANNOUNCE: SpamAssassin 3.0.0 is released
Date Wed, 22 Sep 2004 11:34:09 GMT
Apache Software Foundation Announces SpamAssassin 3.0 Release

Forest Hill, MD - September 22, 2004 -- The Apache Software Foundation is
pleased to announce the release of SpamAssassin 3.0.  SpamAssassin 3.0
contains a number of new technologies designed to protect against the
changing techniques used by spammers.  This is the first SpamAssassin
release as an Apache Software Foundation project and under the Apache
License.  The release is available from the Apache SpamAssassin web site
( via the Apache mirror network.

SpamAssassin 3.0 delivers many new features including support for sender
authentication using the Sender Policy Framework (SPF), checking for web
links of known spam advertisers, a modular plugin architecture, improved
SQL database support for storing user data in server installations, and
improved email classification.

SpamAssassin's practical multi-technique approach, modularity, and
extensibility continue to give it an advantage over other anti-spam
systems.  Due to these advantages, SpamAssassin is widely used in all
aspects of email management.  You can readily find SpamAssassin in use in
both email clients and servers, on many different operating systems,
filtering incoming as well as outgoing email, and implementing a very
broad range of policy actions.  These installations include service
providers, businesses, not-for-profit and educational organizations, and
end-user systems.  SpamAssassin also forms the basis for numerous
commercial anti-spam products available on the market today.

About SpamAssassin

SpamAssassin is an intelligent email filter which uses a diverse range of
tests to identify unsolicited bulk email, more commonly known as "spam".
These tests are applied to email headers and content to classify email
using advanced statistical methods.  In addition, SpamAssassin has a
modular architecture that allows other technologies to be quickly wielded
against spam and is designed for easy integration into virtually any email

About the Apache Software Foundation

The Apache Software Foundation provides organizational, legal, and
financial support for a broad range of open source software projects.  As
a US 501(c)(3) public charity, the Foundation provides an established
framework for contributions of both intellectual property and funding for
the support of open source software development.  Through a collaborative
and meritocratic development process, Apache projects deliver
enterprise-grade, freely available software products for the public
benefit, attracting large communities of users and enabling future
innovation, both commercial and individual, through its pragmatic Apache

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Daniel Quinlan                     ApacheCon! 13-17 November (3 SpamAssassin  sessions & more)

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