ANNOUNCE: amavisd-new-2.9.1 has been released

Mark Martinec Mark.Martinec+amavis at
Fri Jun 27 20:15:57 CEST 2014

The version 2.9.1 of amavisd-new has been released
and is available at:

Release notes are at:

This is a minor bug-fix release and provides a workaround
for a bug in perl 5.20.0.


There are no known incompatibilities between versions 2.9.0 and 2.9.1.


- when a $final_bad_header_destiny is set to D_BOUNCE and a mail
   message was a DSN or coming from a mailing list, spam checks were
   inappropriately skipped (logged as: "bypassing of spam checks,
   message will be blocked anyway", which was not true as the blocking
   was overruled at a later stage); reported by Bruce Pennypacker;

- perl 5.20.0 may occasionally report:
     "Malformed UTF-8 character (unexpected end of string)"
   due to a bug in perl [perl #122148].  Treat this error as non-fatal
   and only log a warning in two such cases: when SpamAssassin is called
   as a spawned subprocess ($sa_spawned=1) and is returning a result
   to a parent process, or when constructing a structured report.


- updated decoding of RAR archives to recognize a changed format in 
   of 'unrar' utility version 5; based on a patch by 

- avoid tempfailing a message if a redis server is down, just log the
   error and carry on;

- some minor logging changes to facilitate troubleshooting;


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