Changes from RC5 to 1.0

  • Based on amavisd-new 2.2.0: Maia 1.0 is based on amavisd-new 2.2.0, which adds more secure MIME

processing, improved LDAP support, basic SNMP monitoring capability, local caching support (via BerkeleyDB), DSPAM support, and many minor improvements and bug fixes since the amavisd-new-20030616-p10 that Maia RC5 was based on.

  • POP3/IMAP configuration change: By using PEAR's Net_IMAP and Net_POP3, the configuration string in config.php has been made simpler.
  • Smarty templates: This release makes use of the Smarty template engine to make the GUI easier to customize. Rather than having to edit the HTML in PHP files to change the look and feel of Maia, you can now just edit template files that control the layout of display objects.
  • Themes: The addition of "themes" (i.e. "skins") makes use of the template system to provide complete packages of colour schemes, icon sets, and layout templates, so that indvidual users can select a theme they're

most comfortable with. Administrators can create and install new themes, and can decide which themes should be available for user selection.

  • Welcome Page: A new "welcome" page greets users after login, summarizing the contents of their quarantines and caches and providing a single launching point to manage each of those. This saves users the trouble of using the toolbar to navigate the GUI, and provides the most commonly-sought information on one page.
  • Protection Level setting: A simplified "protection level" setting lets users choose between

"Low", "Medium", and "High" threshold sets (defined internally by the administrator), as well as "Off" (to disable filtering) and "Custom" (to use manually-set score thresholds).

  • Digest emails: A new perl script ( now lets users decide

how often they wish to receive an e-mail containing an itemized list of their quarantine contents (if any). Users can act directly on these items in the HTML-based e-mail without having to login to the Maia interface to confirm and release items.

  • Graphical charts: With the help of the PEAR::Image_Graph module, graphical charts can now be generated on the fly.
  • Improved quarantine processor: The process-quarantine script has been redesigned to make it more efficient when processing large batches at a time.

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