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Title: Email signature won't stay disabled
Post by: TalkiToaster on December 16, 2015, 03:10:12 PM
Hey,

This seems to be a new issue, but the "Insert note into clean message (outgoing)" option doesn't stay disabled for me (and has actually recently re-enabled itself).

I tried following the "How to disable Avast Email signature (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=180216.0)" instructions (including restarting), but no matter what I do, the option turns itself back on shortly after I disable it.

I did a search, but the only other people I found reporting this were using Avast Business, which doesn't apply to me.

Any suggestions? This is really annoying :(

Thanks.
Title: Re: Email signature won't stay disabled
Post by: moroni on December 16, 2015, 03:33:48 PM
How to disable Avast Email signature  -> https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=180216.0
Title: Re: Email signature won't stay disabled
Post by: TalkiToaster on December 16, 2015, 03:36:49 PM
Okay, what... why are there two settings (one in Mail Shield, and one in General), that both claim to do the same thing, but only one of them works?

I even read that post, but I completely missed the fact that there was a different setting to the one I was using.
Title: Re: Email signature won't stay disabled
Post by: MartinZ on December 16, 2015, 03:57:57 PM
Because the original was to difficult to find.
Title: Re: Email signature won't stay disabled
Post by: TalkiToaster on December 16, 2015, 04:10:08 PM
Sure, I won't deny that the Mail Shield setting would be harder to find, but making the Mail Shield setting completely useless is just a bug!

There's several issues I see here:
Admittedly points 2 and 3 would become moot if point 1 was fixed. Either that or "Insert note into clean message (outgoing)" should just be removed (which would also be confusing, since then the settings for controlling signature insertion in received messages would be in a different place to sent messages!).

I'm honestly really annoyed that "Enable Avast email signature" overrode my current behaviour. It just reads like "let's punish the users who knew where the Mail Shield setting was, by re-enabling the signature, and making the old setting useless... nothing like some free advertising!".
Title: Re: Email signature won't stay disabled
Post by: MartinZ on December 16, 2015, 05:24:36 PM
Yes it's a bug and we will fix it.
Title: Re: Email signature won't stay disabled
Post by: DavidR on December 16, 2015, 06:57:33 PM
Okay, what... why are there two settings (one in Mail Shield, and one in General), that both claim to do the same thing, but only one of them works?

I even read that post, but I completely missed the fact that there was a different setting to the one I was using.

The reason there is a second option, is for those using only webmail and don't have the Mail Shield installed, they wouldn't have been able to stop it.

Looks like they need to finesse this duplication bug.
Title: Re: Email signature won't stay disabled
Post by: /# Thomas #/ on May 02, 2016, 05:19:43 PM
Yes it's a bug and we will fix it.

Any news on when this will be fixed? It is still occurring in ABS 11.1.2510, the latest version provided.
Title: Re: Email signature won't stay disabled
Post by: Pondus on May 02, 2016, 06:10:29 PM
Yes it's a bug and we will fix it.

Any news on when this will be fixed? It is still occurring in ABS 11.1.2510, the latest version provided.
The above posts is related to  Avast Free/Pro/IS/Premier

you may ask in  Avast EndPoint/Avast For Business  forum section

Title: Re: Email signature won't stay disabled
Post by: DavidR on May 02, 2016, 06:15:55 PM
Yes it's a bug and we will fix it.

Any news on when this will be fixed? It is still occurring in ABS 11.1.2510, the latest version provided.

It already has in the avast versions concerned in this forum Avast Free/Pro/IS/Premier, I don't know about the ABS product you mention.

Have you raised this in the sub-forum for ABS ?
Title: Re: Email signature won't stay disabled
Post by: ZedsterX on October 02, 2018, 11:07:36 AM
Over 3 years and this is still an issue.   :-\
Title: Re: Email signature won't stay disabled
Post by: Asyn on October 02, 2018, 11:32:02 AM
Over 3 years and this is still an issue.   :-\
Nope, it isn't. Which version are you using..?
Title: Re: Email signature won't stay disabled
Post by: DavidR on October 02, 2018, 06:02:46 PM
Over 3 years and this is still an issue.   :-\

It is never a good idea to open a topic so old, much has changed in three years with both email clients and antivirus versions.

I certainly don't see it, I have disabled email signatures and they have remained that way since I disabled it.

If you are having an issue we are going to need more information on your system.  If you have an old avast version, you will have to know that if a new program update resolves this issue, old programs prior to the update aren't updated retrospectively.