Apache SpamAssassin report to Board for June 2021
SpamAssassin is a mail filter to identify spam. The project provides a framework/engine and regular rule updates that reflect the changing nature of spam email seen in the wild. Updated rules are generated through a combination of hand crafted contributions and automated processing of spam and anonymized processed non-spam that are contributed by volunteers.
Status and health report:
The project activities, including running our rule update infrastructure and our dev and user mailing lists, are continuing smoothly.
SpamAssassin 3.4.5 was released on 24 March, 2021, as a security update, fixing one CVE.
SpamAssassin 3.4.6 was released on 12 April, 2021 to fix two bugs that were regressions introduced in 3.4.5.
We intend to return our primary focus to development of version 4.0.0, with no further development in the 3.4 branch expected.
One new member was added to the PMC this quarter.
The last release was Apache SpamAssassin version 3.4.6 on 12 April 2021.
Note that we maintain online rule updates that are continuously updated through a combination of developer contributions and automated processing via our mass-check facility.
Most recent new committer:
Paul Stead (pds) 12 September 2018
Most recent new PMC members:
Paul Stead (pds) 23 March 2021