v11.15.0 has been released!
Download and install:
This version has protection from link prefetching, which can cause havoc on a mailing list’s functions. I’m not even kidding. Here’s a blog post showing an example of how this can happen in something as widely used as Apple’s Mail app:
I’m suggesting this is one of those, “need to have” upgrades. If you’ve been putting off upgrading your Dada Mail, now’s a really really good time.
Changelog (and below):
This is a release that includes some features as well as some fairly important security enhancements. Please read the whole changelog for this release to understand the important changes made.
jQuery upgraded from v2.2.4 to v3.6.0
Older versions of jQuery have known potential security issues that have been fixed in newer versions. No known security exploits in Dada Mail have been found from this older version of jQuery, but we suggest upgrading your version of Dada Mail to stay as safe as possible.
Link Prefetching Protection
Links in email messages in Dada Mail that cause an action, like "subscribe", "approve message", "reject message", etc can be automatically triggered without the user's knowledge by email readers that prefetch the content from the link. Link prefetching happens for a few reasons, including filtering links for malicious content or generate previews.
Starting in v11.15.0, Dada Mail has safeguards against link prefetching that leads to an action, by translating these "GET" requests to, "POST" requests. These include:
List Owner Accept/Rejecting Subscriptions
List Password Reset
Clickthrough Link Tracking
Profile Password Reset
Moderating Discussion Messages
This is a farly large issue, and we do suggest everyone to upgrade to v11.15.0 (or later).
Trying to view the public archive without knowing the list will lead to blank page/error #1047
Justin J: Lead Dadaist url: dadamailproject.com email: justin@PROTECTED twitter: @dadamail
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