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Jul
14
VPOP3 v7.4 Released
Posted by Paul Smith on 14 July 2017 01:09 PM

We have released VPOP3 v7.4 which you can download from http://www.pscs.co.uk/downloads/vpop3.php.

This is a free upgrade for all users who have active software maintenance or priority support on 5th July 2017. Other users can purchase the upgrade and 1 year of software maintenance on our website.

 

The only change in v7.4 is the fix for a bug which would prevent you creating new Autoresponders in VPOP3.

You can download a file to patch from v7.3 to v7.4 here:

(If you are not sure which version you have, you can easily use the full installer from the link at the top of this post)


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Jul
5
Technical support – summer availability
Posted by Paul Smith on 05 July 2017 10:44 AM

From 17th until 28th July (inclusive) and 9th until 11th August (inclusive) there will be reduced technical support availability due to staff holidays. We recommend that you do not plan to do any routine work to your VPOP3 servers during these times (eg server migrations, upgrades etc).

We request you send your support requests through our web support portal at https://helpdesk.pscs.co.uk during this time if possible. In an emergency (ie a server down situation), you can call, but there may still be delays in replying, so email is often better in any case.

Note that our knowledgebase has lots of useful information on it, including troubleshooting tips if VPOP3 or VPOP3DB (PostgreSQL) won’t start. Most of the questions we get asked are already answered in our knowledgebase.


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Jul
5
VPOP3 v7.3 Released
Posted by Paul Smith on 05 July 2017 10:38 AM

We have released VPOP3 v7.3 which you can download from http://www.pscs.co.uk/downloads/vpop3.php.

This is a free upgrade for all users who have active software maintenance or priority support on 5th July 2017. Other users can purchase the upgrade and 1 year of software maintenance on our website.

The full change log can be viewed in our issue tracker.

Note that starting with VPOP3 v7.2 we have ended support for Windows XP & 2003. That means that Windows Vista and Windows 2008 are the oldest versions of Windows which are supported.

Main Changes in v7.3

  • New: RFC 4865 – FUTURERELEASE SMTP extension
  • New: Have option to send failed login report to administrator on daily basis
  • New: Add filter options to Security Settings -> Login Failure Log
  • New: Have command-line options to view/update live VPOP3 (contact us for information)
  • New: Report failing archive process
  • New: Add POP3 Download Rule action to download to a specific mailbox folder
  • New: In Mailing lists allow specifying full names of list members to be put in the ‘To’ header
  • New: Have option to reject authentication attempts on SMTP server
  • New: Add IMAP4 support for RFC 5161 [ENABLE]
  • New: Have autoresponder option to only respond after X messages
  • New: When storing a message to the database, re-use message data if message is identical (including headers) to save disk space/time
  • New: Have option to remove/edit a mailing/distribution list member across all lists
  • Improvement: Add ‘description’ field into address book editor
  • Improvement: Add more customisation options for Spamfilter quarantine reports
  • Improvement: Don’t do database backups if disk space is too low
  • Fix: Misleading message if archived message file does not exist
  • Fix: SSL errors have misleading error codes
  • Fix: Holding/Unholding mailbox messages not working properly with IMAP4 accounts
  • Fix: Fix daily report message formatting for Outlook because of Outlook’s poor CSS support
  • Fix: CalDAV incompatibility with CalDavZap Javascript Calendar client and AgenDAV Web Calendar client
  • Fix: CalDAV calendar-query report not working correctly
  • Fix: If “hold obsolete uidls” is set to 0, then VPOP3 doesn’t remember UIDLs at all
  • Fix: Autoresponder rule date/time calendars – 5th week isn’t always visible
  • Fix: In admin Message rule editor, condition field drop-down is not obviously scrollable
  • Fix: Message rules time condition gets saved incorrectly
  • Fix: Download rule condition for most checks changing to ‘is’ during display
  • Fix: Occasional div-by-zero exception in Status -> Sessions view

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Apr
12
VPOP3 v7.2 Released
Posted by Paul Smith on 12 April 2017 01:44 PM

We have released VPOP3 v7.2 which you can download from http://www.pscs.co.uk/downloads/vpop3.php.

This is a free upgrade for all users who have active software maintenance or priority support on 12th April 2017. Other users can purchase the upgrade and 1 year of software maintenance on our website.

The full change log can be viewed in our issue tracker.

Note that starting with VPOP3 v7.2 we have ended support for Windows XP & 2003. That means that Windows Vista and Windows 2008 are the oldest versions of Windows which are supported.

Main Changes in v7.2

  • New: Add diagnostics tools (Ping, Traceroute) to VPOP3 (Settings -> Diagnostics -> Tools)
  • New: Allow Lua script to set SMTP relay restrictions for this sender connection
  • New: Add CPU/Disk stats to admin dashboard view
  • New: In Status -> Sessions window show CPU times per thread
  • New: Support RFC 4315 (UIDPLUS)
  • Improvement: Make .NET 4.5 version of ‘VPOP3Settings’ tool
  • Improvement: Have popup text on hover over user list icon
  • Improvement: Remove 16 character restriction on passwords
  • Improvement: Have balloon notifications for new IM messages in Status Monitor
  • Improvement: Make About page collect maintenance expiry directly rather than using cached details
  • Fix: Database backup metrics are wrong when backing up to a network share
  • Fix: Status Monitor Inbox summary view is sometimes just the title bar size
  • Fix: DB errors being logged if LDAP entries are hidden
  • Fix: Global address book entry edit tabs not visible on load in Firefox
  • Fix: New IMAP4 search compiler doesn’t always work properly
  • Fix: Per-time sending limits shouldn’t override per-connection limits if set
  • Fix: If SMTP client Auth Plain login fails, the connection attempt continues
  • Fix: Status monitor Instant Messaging renders CR/LFs incorrectly

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Mar
3
New helpdesk active
Posted by Paul Smith on 03 March 2017 01:52 PM
Our new helpdesk at https://helpdesk.pscs.co.uk is now active. You can still view old tickets here, but cannot create new tickets. 

Please use our new system to contact us.

See our blog article for more information
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Feb
16
VPOP3 v7.1 Released
Posted by Paul Smith on 16 February 2017 11:25 AM

We have released VPOP3 v7.1 which you can download from http://www.pscs.co.uk/downloads/vpop3.php.

This is a free upgrade for all users who have active software maintenance or priority support on 15th February 2017. Other users can purchase the upgrade and 1 year of software maintenance on our website.

The full change log can be viewed in our issue tracker.

Main Changes in v7.1

  • New: 64 bit version available.
  • New: Be able to disable account locking for a time after changing password, to prevent it being locked by devices using the old password, before they can be changed.
  • New: Allow comments in IP access restrictions.
  • New: Add report to show messages sent through a Mail Sender between two dates.
  • New: Add chat facility to VPOP3 settings for people with support contracts.
  • New: Add new Lua scripting options for message headers, daily report generation, quarantine report generation and to disable message archiving of a message totally.
  • Improvement: Daily usage reports are now formatted better (in HTML mode).
  • Improvement: Improve several reports to allow date ranges.
  • Improvement: Improve LAN Forward Queue viewer.
  • Improvement: Various improvements for importing users from Windows/file.
  • Fix: Fix problems with partial database restore function.
  • Fix: SMTP/Download rules were processing wildcards in begins/ends/contains comparisons.
  • Fix: Blog news entries missing from About page since Google disabled their ‘Google Feeds’ API.
  • Fix: Hungarian thousands separator was breaking daily usage reports and others.
  • Fix: Spamfilter whitelist/blacklist words didn’t work properly if there was a comma in the text.
  • Fix: Message Archive search on message content wasn’t working properly.
  • Fix: Diagnostics -> Message Search wasn’t working properly with subject searches.

64 bit version

This release has the first public 64 bit version of VPOP3. Here, we have been using the 64 bit version for about 6 months, so we are confident it is OK.

The main advantage of the 64 bit version is that VPOP3 has access to all the memory on the computer, rather than just the first 3GB. In most cases this won’t make any noticeable difference, but if you regularly send or receive very large messages (eg over 40MB) then it should improve performance and reliability.

Installing the 64 bit version is straightforward, and you can switch back and forth between the 32 bit and 64 bit versions with ease by simply reinstalling the appropriate version over the top. (The configuration & data storage is identical, it’s just the EXE and DLLs files which have to change).

Both the 32 and 64 bit versions of VPOP3 use the 32 bit version of PostgreSQL because there is no real advantage to changing that, and it would require a time-consuming backup/restore of the database to change to the 64 bit version. (Note that both versions VPOP3 will also work with the 64 bit version of PostgreSQL if you wish to migrate that manually).

Note that because we don’t have access to the relevant components, there are a couple of limitations with the 64 bit version:

  • The 64 bit version cannot access some of the data from version 4 or earlier, so it will not be able to migrate the data across properly. For this reason, if you are still using version 4 or earlier and want to upgrade to the latest version, we recommend that you upgrade to the latest 32 bit version first and run that for a week or so, so that it can migrate the data. Then, reinstall the 64 bit version.
  • The 64 bit version does not currently contain the Webmail Spell Checking facility.

The VPOP3 Antivirus and Spamfilter work fine in the 64 bit version, but you need to install the Antivirus component from the 64 bit installer because the 32 bit download version will not work with the 64 bit version of VPOP3.

Chat Icon

In VPOP3 7.1 we are experimenting with a Chat facility for users with a Priority Support contract. If you have a support contract and we are available, then you will notice a green chat ‘bubble’ at the bottom right of the VPOP3 settings screens. Clicking on that should open a chat conversation with us which you can use for technical, sales or general customer support (if suitable staff are available).

(This facility may be removed in the future, depending on how things go).


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