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Current Version

The current version of ScanDBX is 2.20.

Revision History


December 22, 2006

  • Assorted minor GUI improvements
  • Impoved IE interaction
  • Minor bugfixes

August 16, 2006

  • Assorted minor GUI improvements
  • Minor bugfixes

August 3, 2006

  • New scan filtering shows exactly what needs attention!
  • Assorted other GUI improvements
  • More sensitive email account scanner
  • Minor bugfixes

July 27, 2006

  • Assorted minor GUI improvements

July 26, 2006

  • New user interface integrates the entire scan into one convenient action!
  • More advanced Windows Address Book (WAB) correction wizard and export tools
  • Assorted GUI improvements
  • Minor bugfixes in account scanner

June 16, 2006

  • Now exports contacts from WAB files!
  • More advanced Windows Address Book (WAB) correction wizard
  • Added new DLL problem repair capabilities
  • Assorted GUI improvements

April 7, 2006

  • Now exports email accounts as IAF files!
  • Minor bugfix in WAB error correction wizard
  • Removed some COM files from reregistration list (due to IE7 bugs)
  • Assorted GUI improvements

March 23, 2006

  • New Windows Address Book fixes: damaged file attributes and registry information
  • Enhanced customer support tools
  • Assorted GUI improvements

March 9, 2006

  • Improved customer support system
  • More information in demo mode
  • Improved registration dialogs
  • New error messages in the database!
  • Assorted GUI changes

March 1, 2006

  • Improved memory performance
  • Added Address Book error resolution tool
  • Improved Scan All system
  • New error messages in the database!
  • Minor GUI changes (including new icons, resizeable dialogs)

December 29, 2005

  • New error messages in the database!
  • Minor GUI changes (including new splash screen)

December 19, 2005

  • Major GUI update!
    • "Tools" section moved to main dialog
    • File scanner shows more information during the scan
    • File scan summary includes information on all messages exported or removed as duplicates
    • Simpler and faster registration wizard
    • Added "Getting Started" page to the main dialog
    • Added new quick-fix entries in the Tools list
  • Improved registration system
  • Minor bugfix: Correctly parse UNIX-formatted email headers
  • Minor bugfix: Correctly report number of exported messages after scan

October 28, 2005

  • Now can export messages from any DBX file!
  • Email account scanner now fixes proactively
  • DBX file deletion now provides a detailed report
  • Improved progress bar accuracy
  • Added hyperlinks to help videos in product
  • Minor bugfix: more accurately detects when Outlook Express is running
  • Minor bugfix in COM object reregistration
  • Minor GUI improvements

October 13, 2005

  • Made manual registration system more accessible
  • ScanDBX now automatically re-registers your system DLLs in the event of corruption!
  • Minor bugfix in licensing code
  • Minor bugfix in backup code
  • Added in-product link to help videos
  • Minor GUI improvements

September 9, 2005

  • Added manual registration system
  • Automatic email account correction system can automatically fix even more problems than before!
  • Improved information uploaded in feedback report
  • Minor bugfix in file scanner summary
  • Minor GUI improvements

September 1, 2005

  • Added more information to demo mode
  • Added more information to the file scan summary
  • Updated registration system
  • Minor bugfix in file scanner
  • Minor GUI improvements

August 19, 2005

  • Increase backup compression speed
  • Now automatically fix more than 60 different ISP account settings
  • Minor bugfix in duplicate remover
  • Minor GUI improvements

August 5, 2005

  • Added special folder email count scanner to file scan
  • Added more information to demo mode results
  • Email account scanner now scans network system of the computer for errors
  • Minor bug fix in file scanner and duplicate remover
  • Minor bug fix in backup system
  • Minor GUI improvements

July 28, 2005

  • Added file scan summary details pages
  • Enhanced Email Account Tester can automatically fix common problems with email accounts
  • Integrated network communications tester
  • Enhanced duplicate remover uses more complete comparisons of email headers
  • Minor GUI improvements

July 11, 2005

  • Minor bugfix: rare crash on scanning some files
  • Minor GUI improvements

July 1, 2005

  • Added ability to delete or compress older backups
  • Added ability to change temporary directory location (for users with small hard drives)
  • Minor GUI improvements

June 30, 2005

  • Backups now compress (zip) the DBX mail files to save space on the user's computer
  • NEW! Added an internet connection testing tool to the install package to help diagnose OE network problems
  • Added file scan summary screen to give users more information on scan results
  • Minor bugfix: file scan now more accurately identifies email errors
  • Minor GUI improvements

June 17, 2005

  • Improved duplicate remover handles more types of corrupted files
  • Added directory tools for locating and transferring mail store files
  • Added file size scanner to detect dangerously-large OE mail store files
  • Minor GUI improvements

May 26, 2005

  • Added error message lookup tool - now look up the error message OE is giving you!
  • Completely redesigned email account tester
  • Added SSL capability to email account tester
  • Added NNTP (news) and IMAP to email account tester
  • Added email attachment problem scanner
  • More advanced duplicate-message detection and removal
  • Minor GUI improvements

April 22, 2005

  • Minor bugfix: rare SSL detection error

April 21, 2005

  • Added ability to delete specific DBX Files (with backup) for advanced users
  • Added ability to select multiple specific DBX files for Export Messages
  • Added ability to select multiple files to scan
  • Select Directory in the file scannner now starts at the current directory
  • Message exporter now no longer creates empty export folder if no messages can be exported
  • Improved windows exception handling in the file scanner code (primarily reading the files)
  • Minor bugfix: rare "unexpected error" during file scan
  • Minor GUI improvements

April 5, 2005

  • Improved memory usage of file scanner
  • Improved logging
  • Minor bugfix: rare new version detection error

March 30, 2005

  • Added "Export Emails" feature to Advanced Menu
  • Activation wizard added to make it simpler to activate the product
  • Improved embedded feedback file upload
  • Improved logging
  • Minor bugfix: corrected rare backup problem on Windows 98

March 14, 2005

  • ScanDBX Corporation is now a Microsoft Certified Partner!
  • Improved embedded feedback system
  • "Advanced" menu added for power users
  • Demo mode offers more information on scan results
  • Minor UI improvements
2.04.050308 (first demo release)

March 8, 2005

  • ScanDBX is now certified as Designed for Windows XP!
  • Improved message export in file scanner
  • Email account tester now sends test emails and handshakes more thoroughly with POP3 accounts
  • Signed executable by Verisign
  • Minor UI improvements
2.04 (first public release)

February 16, 2005

  • New backup system is easier to use
  • Now checks for Outlook Express and Google Desktop Search before activation
  • More feedback when "Cancel" is clicked
  • Improved feedback when user does not have access rights to Outlook Express settings
  • Resolved signature corruption on backup/restore
  • Minor UI improvements
2.03 (third RC)

January 14, 2005

  • Email Account Tester now prompts the user for a password when testing an account with no saved password.
  • Product activation system added
  • Improved logging
  • Minor UI improvements
  • Improved context-sensitive help
2.02 (second RC)

January 10, 2005

  • Improved backup system
    • Added manual backup to the backup options dialog, allowing back up to a user-specified directory
    • Backs up only once each time ScanDBX is run (less disk space needed)
    • Backs up user registry settings
    • Backs up WAB files
    • Integrated backup saves data only when ScanDBX is about to change it (increasing efficiency)
    • One-click restore
  • Improved context-sensitive help
  • Improved, real-time email account testing
  • Minor UI improvements
2.01 (first RC)

December 7, 2004

  • New user interface
    • Added splash screen
    • Added context-sensitive help
  • "Scan All" mode automatically scans for and fixes problems with mail files and email accounts
  • "Advanced" mode allows the user to select specific modules to run
  • Improved memory efficiency of duplicate removal
2.0 (internal release)

November 15, 2004

  • Added new email account tester
  • Account tester automatically reads account information out of the registry and protected storage (for SMTP, POP3, and IMAP accounts)
  • Tests account information (username and password) by connecting to the email server and verifying login
  • Allows the user to update incorrect data and saves the new information to the registry
1.4 (internal release)

November 4, 2004

  • Automatic correction in Troubleshooting Wizard
  • Troubleshooting Wizard now automatically repairs problems with:
    • Corrupted files
    • Damaged DLLS
    • Corrupted registry settings
    • All other issues except OE configuration settings that must be corrected by the user
1.3 (internal release)

November 1, 2004

  • Added Troubleshooting Wizard
  • Wizard walks the user through a series of questions to identify problems that cannot be automatically detected
  • Wizard detects most of the issues discussed in the Microsoft Outlook Express/IE communities:
    • OE will not start
    • Message boxes appear for no reason
    • Emails cannot be sent, cannot be read, or cannot be written
    • OE performance issues
    • Corrupted/damaged toolbars or images
    • Lost or duplicate emails
    • Corrupted/damaged folder files
    • Windows Address Book problems
    • Damaged DLLs
1.21 (internal release)

October 20, 2004

  • Improved logging
  • Improved stability on Windows 95, 98, and Me
  • Enhanced structured exception handling
  • Improved multithreading behavior
1.2 (internal release)

September 16, 2004

  • Updated file scanner:
    • Reduced memory usage
    • Enhanced lost/orphan mail detection and recovery
    • Improved MIME parser
    • Improved file handling
  • Duplicate message detection and removal
    • Removes only true duplicates according to timestamp and server message ID
1.10 Beta

August 20, 2004

  • Confirms integrity of Folders.dbx and deletes it if necessary (Outlook Express regenerates Folders.dbx on startup). Integrity check performed when OE6 detected on installed system.
  • Improved MIME parser.
  • Improved scanning for lost messages.
  • Improved boundary case handling.
1.09 Beta

August 2, 2004

  • Improved code handling of lost messages. Corrects infrequent assertion when exporting messages not contained in the file index.
1.08 Beta

July 29, 2004

  • Improved code handling of very large DBX files. Corrects rare program assertion when processing very large potentially damaged DBX files.
  • UI Enhancement: ScanDBX will now switch back to an identity after choosing a directory or file with only one identity in the registry.
  • Improved MIME parsing for messages.
  • Updated logo in Help > About.
  • Updated File menu.
1.07 Beta (internal release)

July 24, 2004

  • Reduced memory usage (A typical 2 GB test file uses about 65 MB of RAM).
  • Bug fixed in folders.dbx repair (minor bugfix).
  • Implemented Windows XP visual style.
1.06 Beta

July 19, 2004

  • Dramatically reduced memory load (reduction of about 80% is typical):
    • Compressed memory usage for file scanning.
    • Serial file repair so only one file is stored in memory at a time.
    • A 'typical' 2 GB file now takes about 90 MB of RAM to scan and repair.
  • Increased stability in the message parsing algorithms.
  • Improved the feedback to the user:
    • Added a 'per action' progress bar
    • Added more information about what is going on to the log
    • Changed 'Send Bug Report' to 'Send Feedback', which is more in line with the actual desire.
  • Added 'Select File' and 'Select Directory' to the 'File' menu, giving advanced users better control.
1.05 Beta

June 17, 2004

  • Improvements to the data scanning algorithms.
  • Runs on Windows 98 and ME.
1.04 Beta

May 20, 2004

  • First public release.
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