Patching qmail


The complete changelog is inside the patch file.

  • 2016-12-19
    -Several new patches and improvements added (thanks to Luca Franceschini)
    More info here http://notes.sagredo.eu/node/178
    -qregex patch
    -brtlimit patch
    -validrcptto patch
    -rbl patch (updates qmail-dnsbl patch)
    -reject-relay-test patch
    -added DISABLETLS environment variable, useful if you want to disable TLS on a desired port
    -added FORCEAUTHMAILFROM environment variable to REQUIRE that authenticated user and 'mail from' are identical
    -fixed little bug in 'mail from' address handling (patch by Andre Opperman at http://qmail.cr.yp.narkive.com/kBry6GJl/bug-in-qmail-smtpd-c-addrparse-function)
    -added SMTPAUTHMETHOD, SMTPAUTHUSER and SMTP_AUTH_USER env variables for external plugins
    -qlog patch
    -reject null senders patch
    -qmail-taps-extended (updates qmail-tap)
  • 2016-12-02
    -fixed BUG in qmail-remote.c: in case of remote servers not allowing EHLO the response for an alternative HELO was checked twice, making the connection to die. (Thanks to Luca Franceschini)
    Patch applied: http://notes.sagredo.eu/sites/notes.sagredo.eu/files/qmail/patches/fix_sagredo_remotehelo.patch
  • 2016-09-18
    -qmail-tls patch updated to v. 20160918
      * bug: qmail-remote accepting any dNSName, without checking that is matched (E. Surovegin)
      * bug: documentation regarding RSA and DH keys (K. Peter, G. A. Bofill)
  • 2016-05-15
    -force-tls patch improved (a big thanks to Marcel Telka). Now qmail-smtpd avoids to write the auth verb if the STARTTLS command was not sent by the client
  • 2016-03-09
    -dkim patch updated to v. 1.19
    * verification will not fail when a dkim signature does not include the subject provided that the  UNSIGNED_SUBJECT environment variable is declared. More info here.
  • 2015-12-26
    -qmail-tls updated to v. 20151215
    * typo in #if OPENSSL_VERSION_NUMBER for 2015-12-08 patch release (V. Smith)
    * add ECDH to qmail-smtpd
    * increase size of RSA and DH pregenerated keys to 2048 bits
    * qmail-smtpd sets RELAYCLIENT if relaying allowed by cert
    more info here

I have created a combined patch including the latest versions of several commonly-used qmail patches:

[Follow the patch details here]

Other patches:

qmail, spf and IPv6

Today Erwin Hoffmann has released his ucspi-tcp6 v. 0.99. The current version includes an hack by Manvendra Bhangui from indimail.org which gets tcpserver and qmail's spfcheck to be IPv4-mapped IPv6 addresses compliant, provided that you use his fix to the qmail-spf patch (my combined patch already has this adjustment to spf).

Fot those interested, a few days ago Manvendra Bhangui released a package of patches including now not only DKIM and SURBL but also substancial modifications which get SPF and the entire qmail totally IPv6 compliant. The upgrade for me is not so straightforward, but I'm planning to have it in my big patch soon or later. For the moment you can play with it downloading from http://sourceforge.net/projects/indimail/files/netqmail-addons/qmail-dkim-1.0/