Author Topic: disable avast mailserver override in thunderbird  (Read 1333 times)

Offline Sander Marechal

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disable avast mailserver override in thunderbird
« on: March 15, 2005, 08:52:29 PM »
Hello all,

I am on a dual-boot Win32/Linux system and I want to share my Thunderbird profile across both OS's. This is actually pretty easy do do, only that I have Avast running on Win32 and not on Linux. That means that the pop/imap/smtp redirects won't work under Linux. I need to prevent Avast from overwriting my pop/imap/smtp settings in Thunderbird. However, because this is a family PC (and the rest of the family is happily using Outlook) I want that all other Mail still gets redirected through Avast.

Is there a was to stop Avast overwriting the Thunderbird settings but still apply them to Outlook Express? If not, is there an alternative way other than disabling mailscanning alltogether? I trust myself to tell the difference between a virus mail and a real mail, but not my family. Besides, I am quite safe from viruses in Thunderbird (I force text/plain) but OE will probably hapilly run anything you throw at it :)

Thanks for any help you can give me!

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Re: disable avast mailserver override in thunderbird
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2005, 10:01:38 PM »
To exclude one account from scanning see: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=10664.0

You can ignore your pop3 server (of that account) from transparent scanning (add the line IgnoreAddress=<your smtp server IP address> to the [MailScanner] section in avast4.ini), or switch off the transparent mail scanning alltogether and setup the other accounts through Internet Mail Wizard (AutoRedirect=0 in avast4.ini)

More info about avast4.ini file see 'Seetings' in my signature.  8)
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Re: disable avast mailserver override in thunderbird
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2005, 08:39:16 AM »
If you have Windows 95/98/ME, the 'IgnoreAddress' setting will not work for you. You should use the Mail Protection Wizard to remove the protection and then start the wizard again, choose manual setup and select only the OE account to be protected.

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Re: disable avast mailserver override in thunderbird
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2005, 03:39:57 PM »
Thanks. :) I am indeed on Win98SE.

 

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