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What’s new in GFI MailEssentials 2015 SR1

Released: April 23, 2015

This update includes a fix rollup of all the patches released since the last update and the Microsoft Gold certification requirements. The Kaspersky AV engine has also been updated to v8.3.  

Below is a list of issues this service release resolves:

  • When bulk transfers are sent to the GFI MailEssentials control lists, the GFI MailEssentials Attendant service will crash and stop the synchronization from occurring.
  • Read receipts and Calendar invites end up being corrupted when processed by GFI MailEssentials.
  • First attempt to update enabled Virus Scanning Engines fails after a server reboot.
  • Outbound digitally signed emails end up as corrupted emails when processed by GFI MailEssentials.
  • The Bitdefender Virus Scanning Engine blocks macros when macro scanning has been disabled.
  • Outbound emails with a KOI8-R (Russian Character Set) will be modified by GFI MailEssentials, resulting in corrupt text.
  • Multi-server slave server identifying itself as a master server after synchronization is executed.
  • GFI MailEssentials Backend service high memory usage causing search and delete from quarantine to fail.
  • BDY extension files written by GFI MailEssentials to Windows temp folder are block by an anti-virus.
  • Configuration UI times out when users which are members of many groups want to log in.
  • Quarantine transfers time out due to short time span set for the send request to be sent from client (slave) machines.
  • When a user tries to access the quarantine search in the GFI MailEssentials console, the page loads very slowly.
  • GFI Pop2Exchange quits the connection and fails to download on large emails.
  • Cannot add Slave server to Multi-Install network as the connection fails.
  • Patch installation fails with the error "The trust relationship between the primary domain and the trusted domain failed".
  • Patch folder creation fails with the error "This access control list is not in canonical form and therefore cannot be modified".
  • The Patch installer tries to stop and then start GFI and dependent services which are either already stopped or disabled, then fails to install patch.
  • GFI MailEssentials intermittently fails to download correct settings for patches downloaded locally. As a result some patches fail to update.
  • Pop2Exchange ignores grace period.
  • Patch Writing to PatchStatus.xml is sometimes failing due to file being in use.
  • Emails downloaded via GFI Pop2Exchange have intermittently their font size changed (increased).
  • The GFI MailEssentials language detection filter is blocking emails because the default locale is not found.
  • Quarantine RSS Feeds only working a few days after adding or enabling them in GFI MailEssentials.


What’s new in GFI MailEssentials 2015

Released: December 23, 2014

Award-winning GFI MailEssentials continues to improve, this time focusing on the management aspect but still giving users top virus and spam protection. This new release includes:

  • Synchronized configuration settings across different GFI MailEssentials servers enabling you to control your day to day tasks from one console.
  • Access a centralized Quarantine across different GFI MailEssentials servers which lets you view and search for quarantined emails from the same view.
  • Centralized Reporting across different GFI MailEssentials servers enables you to generate reports on the entire mail flow of your network.
  • Cascading GFI MailEssentials servers will now not scan approved emails, if they are joined to the multi-server network.
  • Replaced blocklist/whitelist/autowhitelist to use SQL Compact database engine for much more scalable and powerful lists.
  • New revamped automatic updates system for product updates so that your GFI MailEssentials server is up to date with latest security updates.