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Proxmox Mail Gateway 6.2

Released 28.04.2020

  • Based on Debian Buster (10.3)
    • Proxmox Mail Gateway is based on the latest stable release of Debian 10.3 (Buster).
  • SpamAssassin 3.4.4
    • Proxmox ships the latest upstream release of Apache SpamAssassin with a updated and enhance ruleset (KAM rules added)
  • Kernel 5.4
    • Proxmox Mail Gateway shares the kernel with Proxmox VE and is based on the 5.4 series from Ubuntu 20.04
  • pmg-log-tracker in Rust
    • pmg-log-tracker has been extended and reimplemented in the Rust programming language. pmg-log-tracker is the binary at the core of the Message Tracking Center, providing live searchable and grouped logs in the GUI.
    • The new pmg-log-tracker has support for parsing and grouping logs in before-queue filtering mode.
    • The refresh of the code base of pmg-log-tracker provides an optimized performance and more stability.
  • Support for before-queue filtering in the GUI
    • With the added support for displaying before-queue filtering logs in the GUI and fixing some minor glitches in that area, the before-queue filtering can now be comfortably enabled in the GUI.
  • Improved IPv6 support
    • The Mail Proxy's SPF checker also verifies SPF records for those remote mail servers connecting via IPv6.
    • Greylisting support for IPv6 addresses (with variable netmask, defaulting to '/64') - needs to be explicitly enabled.
    • Who-objects containing IPv6 literal address work now.
  • Customizable netmask length for greylist matching
    • Instead of fixing a greylist network to a '/24' the administrator can now configure which hosts should be considered as belonging to the same network by setting a larger (or smaller) prefix.
    • This can help with receiving mail from some cloud-providers, who send out one mail from different ip addresses within a large network, which usually leads to a rather long delay and sometimes even to a legitimate mail being rejected.
    • Due to the changed database layout partial upgrades of clusters will prevent nodes running the older version from syncing the greylist database until they are upgraded.
  • Better UX for the User Spam Quarantine interface
    • If selected in the Quarantine view, the From header and the Subject are now displayed on top of the mail body.
    • It is now possible to delete mail addresses containing certain special characters (for example '/') from a users' black- or whitelist.
    • Users can set their preferred language directly in the quarantine interface instead of having to log out to change the setting.
    • Fixed a bug in the selection of multiple e-mails.
  • Handling of changes to overridden templates with ucf
    • Starting with this release all service configuration templates, copied and modified in /etc/pmg/templates get registered with ucf. Should a overridden template change with a new package version the administrator is asked and can accept or reject the changes.
    • All users who have templates in /etc/pmg/templates will be asked about the current changes for the initial registration.
  • New What Object: 'Match Archive Filename'
    • In addition to match files in archives (zip, tar.gz, rar,...) based on the file's content-type, it is also possible to look for particular filename patterns inside of archives.
    • This completes the feature matrix of matching files based on content-type or filename, as plain attachments, or inside archives.
  • Support for downstream LMTP servers
    • In certain setups there is no advantage in having a dedicated SMTP server for receiving e-mails from Proxmox Mail Gateway, since all used functionality is provided by a MTA, which speaks IMAP and LMTP (e.g., Dovecot).
    • It is now possible to configure Proxmox Mail Gateway to send e-mails directly to a LMTP relay, both as default transport and only as transport for certain domains.
  • Improvements to recently added features
    • Before-queue filtering and DKIM signing, both implemented with Proxmox Mail Gateway 6.1, have a better user experience and are considered stable now.
    • Some remaining glitches and bugs fixed for both.
    • DKIM selector handling can handle the existence of multiple selectors and in the GUI, users can comfortably switch between the active selector.
  • TLS policy selection for internal downstream servers
    • It is now possible to specify a desired level of encryption and authentication for the opportunistic TLS-encryption (STARTTLS) for downstream servers entered in your transports.
    • This can help to ensure that your internal communication is not sent in the clear over the network. It can also be used to work around broken TLS implementations in legacy downstream servers.
  • Improvements to general usability
    • The unbounded growth of the Quarantine disk usage for non-master nodes in clustered setups is fixed.
    • It's now possible to switch to incremental updates of the AV signatures for ClamAV via GUI, alleviating the problem that both methods fail in certain cases for some users.

Proxmox Mail Gateway 6.1

Released 27.11.2019

  • Based on Debian Buster (10.2)
    • Proxmox Mail Gateway is based on the latest stable release of Debian 10.2 (Buster).
  • Updated SpamAssassin rules
  • Kernel 5.3
    • Proxmox Mail Gateway shares the kernel with Proxmox VE and is based on the 5.3 series from Ubuntu 19.10
  • DKIM-Signing
    • Support for adding DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) Signatures (RFC 6376) to outbound emails
    • Configuration via GUI
    • Signing happens after processing the email with the rule system, thus ensuring that it leaves the Proxmox Mail Gateway with a valid signature
    • Flexible control of which domains should get signed with sensible defaults (the relay domains)
    • Inside a cluster, one common selector minimizes the overhead for adding required DNS entries
  • Attachment Quarantine
    • The Remove Attachments action can now optionally deliver the complete email to the Attachment Quarantine
    • The Attachment Quarantine offers a comfortable GUI for selectively downloading parts of the email for further analysis, or delivering the mail to the original recipient
    • Accessible only by the administrators, it offers safety from accidentally open malicious executables, doc-files, and other attachments infected with malware
  • Adjustable SpamAssassin Rule Scores via GUI
    • Adapt the scores of individual SpamAssassin rules directly in the GUI
    • Enables you to adapt the scoring to your environment, thus achieving better ham/spam detection rates
    • Mostly for adding a bit of weight to rules, which are good indicators for Spam in your environment
    • Selectively disable Rules, which cause false positives for your environment
  • Improved handling of Configuration and Rule changes in clustered environments
    • The Filtering Engine gets notified about a range of configuration changes which require a reload
    • The notification is propagated during the cluster sync
    • This reduces the situations where you had to manually restart pmg-smtp-filter
  • Experimental Support for Before Queue filtering
    • Proxmox Mail Gateway can now optionally reject an email during the SMTP dialogue, instead of accepting it and silently discarding unwanted email
    • This is a requirement in certain situations
    • By answering with a permanent failure code (554), there is no need to generate a Non-Delivery Report, which could cause your system to get blacklisted, due to Backscatter
    • Currently incompatible with the Tracking Center, thus needs to be explicitly enabled in /etc/pmg/pmg.conf

Proxmox Mail Gateway 6.0

Released 27.08.2019

  • Proxmox Mail Gateway is based on the latest stable release of Debian 10.0 (Buster)
  • This major version update provides an easy to follow step-by-step upgrade path -
  • Rule name logging - each final action now logs the name of the rule which triggered it to the system log
  • The system logs get displayed faster in the GUI because they now use the Proxmox `mini-journalreader` instead of `journalctl`
  • ClamAV 0.101.4 (fix for
  • Postgres 11 (new major version backing the rule system)
  • OpenSSL 1.1.1c with support for TLS 1.3
  • Updated shipped SpamAssassin Ruleset
  • Countless bugfixes and improvements in the GUI labels

Proxmox Mail Gateway 5.2

Released 20.03.2019

  • Mobile Quarantine Interface
    • based on the small and modern framework7
    • Deliver/Delete/Whitelist/Blacklist mails in your Quarantine from your mobile device
  • Improvements in the LDAP integration
    • allow the use of FQDNs instead of IPs in the WebUI
    • add support for certificate verification (and enable it for new deployments)
    • add support for LDAP+starttls
  • PMG-Appliance template
    • Install PMG as a (unprivileged) Linux Container (e.g. in PVE)
    • Introduces the new 'proxmox-mailgateway-container' metapackage, which does not depend on a kernel, and results in a vastly reduced size (and fewer updates)
  • Improvements in Logging
    • pmg-smtp-filter now logs each SA-Rules score in addition to the rule names - simplifying the analysis of the spam filter's performance without the need to access the mail's source
  • Improvements in the WebUI's TLS configuration
  • pmgproxy can now be configured via '/etc/default/pmgproxy' to disable/enable certain ciphers, compression, cipher selection preference.
  • new command: `pmg-system-report`
    • Provides a overview of key characteristics of PMG's setup and performance
    • Improves the initial diagnosis for our Enterprise support
  • .eml download from the (non-mobile) Quarantine Interface
    • Lets you download the complete source of a quarantined message in .eml format for further analysis
  • Add support for custom checks
    • Enable users to integrate their own custom check logic by providing a defined interface, which can optionally be enabled, and runs a custom check before the mail gets handed to the virus scanner and rule system.
  • Improvements of Blacklist/Whitelist handling in the Quarantine Interface
    • multiselect for removing multiple entries at once
  • proxmox-spamassassin
    • Update the shipped rulesets
  • PMG-Cluster: full IPv6 support
  • ISO works on Citrix XenServer
  • Documentation available via
  • Bugfixes

Proxmox Mail Gateway 5.1

Released 05.10.2018

  • Allow to configure TLS policy via GUI
  • New 'helpdesk' role
  • Support SMTPUTF8 protocol feature
  • GUI improvements
  • Update Debian Stretch 9.5
  • Update kernel to 4.15
  • Bugfixes

Proxmox Mail Gateway 5.0

Released 23.01.2018

  • Fully licensed under the open source license AGPL
  • Based on Debian Stretch 9.3 with a 4.13.13 kernel
  • ISO installer supports all ZFS raid levels
  • ExtJS based user interface
  • New API
  • Integrated documentation
  • Subscription-based enterprise support options (similar to the Proxmox VE support subscription model)
  • Bug fixes

Old Releases

  • Proxmox Mail Gateway 4.1
  • Proxmox Mail Gateway 4.0
  • Proxmox Mail Gateway 3.1
  • Proxmox Mail Gateway 3.0
  • Proxmox Mail Gateway 2.6
  • Proxmox Mail Gateway 2.5
  • Proxmox Mail Gateway 2.4
  • Proxmox Mail Gateway 2.3
  • Proxmox Mail Gateway 2.2
  • Proxmox Mail Gateway 2.1
  • Proxmox Mail Gateway 2.0
  • Proxmox Mail Gateway 1.7
  • Proxmox Mail Gateway 1.6
  • Proxmox Mail Gateway 1.5
  • Proxmox Mail Gateway 1.4
  • Proxmox Mail Gateway 1.3
  • Proxmox Mail Gateway 1.2
  • Proxmox Mail Gateway 1.1
  • Proxmox Mail Gateway 1.0 (April 2005)