ANNOUNCE: Amavis project handed over to new project leaders

Benedict White Benedict.White at
Wed Oct 10 10:44:07 CEST 2018

Many thanks for all the hard work Marc, as well as this announcement. 

Kind Regards, 

Benedict White

-----Original Message-----
From: amavis-users [ at] On Behalf Of Mark Martinec
Sent: 09 October 2018 18:46
To: amavis-users at
Subject: ANNOUNCE: Amavis project handed over to new project leaders

Greetings all the patient attendees of this ML and users of Amavis,

I'll skip my apologies for being unresponsive for the past two years, there's not enough room in this mail message :)  My interests, duties and priorities have shifted, and amavisd was running smoothly at our site (still is), so there was less pressure on me actively maintaining it, and not enough time to keep an eye on the mailing list.

There have been suggestions and offerings to move Amavis to some public repository. So far I have been evading them, but now I received an offer I cannot refuse: Patrick Ben Koetter has offered to move the project to such platform and take the lead (at least
initially) on reviving the project and coordinating it. I know Ben personally, he is one of the two authors of The Book of Postfix, and uses Amavis in his professional life too, so I think the project will be in good hands.

I'm wrapping a couple of minor changes that have accumulated since the release 2.11.0, and produce a minor patch release 2.11.1 (to be announced in my next mail).

For the sake of preserving historical continuity from very early versions of amavis: the shell scripted one (see Wikipedia on Amavis), to amavis-perl, then amavis-0.3, my early patch releases and lastly as amavisd-new, I have collected all these versions in a historically correct timeline, and we agreed with Patrick that this can represent the initial Amavis git repository.

I'm leaving the realization of this repository and the choice of hosting ( to his capable hands (and his colleagues).
Details to be announced later.


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