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Title: smtp settings for gmail???
Post by: bowlingd on December 31, 2004, 05:24:02 PM
Has anyone been able to configure Avast home to scan gmail with outlook express? I have tried but to no avail. So far my settings look like this:

1) I have changed the Avast smtp settings to reflect gmail's smtp server and the proper port (I believe 465).
2) I have all the boxes checked so that notes are supposed to inserted into incoming and outgoing messages.
3) I have entered all the proper authentication settings into Avast for the gmail smtp server.

What else do I need to do?

Thanks in advance...
Title: Re:smtp settings for gmail???
Post by: S.Z.Craftec on December 31, 2004, 05:43:07 PM
I'm not 100% sure, but I think that Gmail uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer) connection. avast! doesn't support SSL, and Vlk said, most likely it never will...

Cheers !
Title: Re:smtp settings for gmail???
Post by: Eddy on December 31, 2004, 05:49:01 PM
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I have changed the Avast smtp settings to reflect gmail's smtp server
If you are using a NT based system, that should not be needed since Avast's mail protection is transparent.

Gmail uses authentication, not ssl as far as I know.

Here is a guide on how to set it up.
http://gmail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=13276#manual (http://gmail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=13276#manual)
Title: Re:smtp settings for gmail???
Post by: Lisandro on December 31, 2004, 07:32:48 PM
Here is a guide on how to set it up.
http://gmail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=13276#manual (http://gmail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=13276#manual)

In fact, I found nothing  :(
Which is the pop3 server?
Does GMail requires pop3 authentication? (I think it's impossible to use smtp, am I right?)
Title: Re:smtp settings for gmail???
Post by: S.Z.Craftec on December 31, 2004, 08:56:07 PM
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I have changed the Avast smtp settings to reflect gmail's smtp server
If you are using a NT based system, that should not be needed since Avast's mail protection is transparent.

Gmail uses authentication, not ssl as far as I know.

Here is a guide on how to set it up.
http://gmail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=13276#manual (http://gmail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=13276#manual)

Well, see here:

http://www.maymay.net/blog/archives/2004/11/19/gmails-free-pop-access-uses-ssl/ (http://www.maymay.net/blog/archives/2004/11/19/gmails-free-pop-access-uses-ssl/)

Aslo, read here:

http://www.emailaddressmanager.com/tips/mail-settings.html (http://www.emailaddressmanager.com/tips/mail-settings.html)

Quote from text:
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Google GMail Settings
The Google GMail service offers email client access for retrieving and sending emails through your Gmail account. However, for security reasons, GMail uses POP3 over an SSL connection, so make sure your email client supports encrypted SSL connections.
Google Gmail Incoming Mail Server (POP3) - pop.gmail.com (SSL enabled, port 995)
Outgoing Mail Server - use the SMTP mail server address provided by your local ISP

Conclusion: Gmail uses SSL
Title: Re:smtp settings for gmail???
Post by: Lisandro on December 31, 2004, 10:34:14 PM
Conclusion: Gmail uses SSL

So, in short, the avast mail scanner doesn't support SSL (it has never had).

1. interception of the traffic by avast
2. actual scanning of the traffic

Unchecking the SMTP box in Internet Mail provider's settings disables 2 but not 1.

To prevent avast from doing 1 (which makes sense in your case as you're using SSL), please open the file <avast>\data\avast4.ini, and to the [MailScanner] section, add the following line:

StartSMTP=0

Besides using MS Outllook (not Express) and The Bat! for SSL, here is a workaround for SSL and POP3 accounts:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=8775
to use SSL with other clients and also have the protection of avast.