G. Pape

qconfirm - upgrading from previous versions

0.7.1 to 0.8.0 ot 0.8.1

Since this version qconfirm optionally supports a constant database (cdb) for known envelope sender ids. See How to use cdb for details.

In version 0.8.1 the format of some of qconfirm-check's log messages changed.

0.6.1 to 0.7.0 or 0.7.1

There is the new qconfirm-control program for optionally controlling qconfirm through email. See Control qconfirm through email for more information. The qconfirm program now prints human readable timestamps (YYYY-MM-DD_HH:MM:SS) when listing addresses or ids, and is capable to maintain the .qconfirm/bad/ directory.

0.5.2 to 0.6.0 or 0.6.1

The qconfirm-check program now supports bouncing of mails from specified envelope senders, see the faq for details, and is able to match envelope sender addresses based on the sender's domain with a simple wildcard mechanism, see domain matching.

There is a new program qconfirm-return. This program can be used to configure qconfirm's automatic bounce message handling to reduce the amount of doublebounces caused by qconfirm.

0.4.0 to 0.5.1 or 0.5.2

There is a command line interface for managing mail addresses in a qconfirm directory with qconfirm-check running in sender mode. See the qconfirm program.

0.3.4 to 0.4.0

qconfirm-check handles its own lock file in sender mode. The invocation of the setlock program in the .qmail file is no more needed and should be removed. Edit the corresponding .qmail files and change the line for running qconfirm-check, e.g.:


  |setlock .qconfirm/lock envdir .qconfirm/conf qconfirm-check
  |envdir .qconfirm/conf qconfirm-check
where .qconfirm is the corresponding qconfirm directory and remove the obsolete lock file:
  $ rm .qconfirm/lock

Gerrit Pape <>
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