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Title: 127.0.0.1 smtp server name?
Post by: airken on November 23, 2004, 05:20:40 AM
Hi,

i hope this is the right place to get help for this.

i use netscape 7.1 and thunderbird 0.8 as my email programs.  recently sbc yahoo changed the server names that i have to use and when trying to put it in, ie. smtp.pacbell.yahoo.com, it sticks for about ten minutes and then reverts back to 127.0.0.1

nothing i seem to do gets it to stay.  i've run adaware, spybot, housecall, hoster, spyware blaster, winpatrol, etc and i can't get this to stay.  

interesting enough, the 127.0.0.1 server name is ok for my pop setting.  i get mail just fine just can't send it.

i've checked the setting in avast for smtp and it is correct(smtp.pacbell.yahoo.com)

any help would be greatly appreciated
Title: Re:127.0.0.1 smtp server name?
Post by: Eddy on November 23, 2004, 08:51:43 AM
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any help would be greatly appreciated
It sure is (kidding)

What os are you using?

And  have you read the things I, Igor and Vlk posted on the first page in this thread?
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=8607 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=8607)
Title: Re:127.0.0.1 smtp server name?
Post by: airken on November 23, 2004, 12:08:10 PM
Hi Eddy,

i hadn't read it before, sorry.  but i have now.

i'm running ME.

i'm also very much a non techie so i apolgize if i'm a little slow on the uptake, but it seemed like the fixes there were geared toward xp.  am i right?

i have manually set my tbird and netscape settings as if not running avast and about ten to twenty minutes later they have been reset to the 127.0.0.1 setting.  this seems ok for receiving mail but for sending it's a big no go and i have to manually set the smtp server name each time to send emails.

i hope this is enough info.  if more needed please let me know.  i've been working on this for four days now and at least i'm feeling a little less like hurling my computer into the street ;Dcause it looks like this is finally the right place to get help :)

thanks again for the help

ken
Title: Re:127.0.0.1 smtp server name?
Post by: Lisandro on November 23, 2004, 12:39:44 PM
I'm running ME.

I think the best is run Mail Protection Wizard and disable avast from scanning emails.
(Start > All Programs > avast antivirus > Mail Protection Wizard)

But, why are you doing this? emails are the most common source of virus nowadays.  ::)
Title: Re:127.0.0.1 smtp server name?
Post by: airken on November 23, 2004, 05:55:48 PM
Hi Technical,

I think the best is run Mail Protection Wizard and disable avast from scanning emails.  But, why are you doing this? emails are the most common source of virus nowadays

i'd really rather not turn it off.  for just that reason.  have i reached an end though?  i did turn off the scan of outbound mail, but it didn't help.  

it sounds like i'm stuck changing manually the smtp server name every time?

thanks again for the help

ken
Title: Re:127.0.0.1 SMTP server name?
Post by: bob3160 on November 23, 2004, 06:50:57 PM
airken
The new version of avast no longer needs the 127.0.0.1 redirection for scanning Pop3 e-mail accounts.
For most accounts this was done as part of the upgrade. However, for those of us who did manual changes to the settings, the change over did not occur automatically.
Please reset your e-mail settings as though avast was not on your computer.(Reset them to the settings requested by your ISP)
Title: Re:127.0.0.1 SMTP server name?
Post by: Cochise on November 23, 2004, 07:09:12 PM
airken
The new version of avast no longer needs the 127.0.0.1 redirection for scanning Pop3 e-mail accounts.
For most accounts this was done as part of the upgrade. However, for those of us who did manual changes to the settings, the change over did not occur automatically.
Please reset your e-mail settings as though avast was not on your computer.(Reset then to the settings requested by your ISP)

Bob, correct me if I am wrong, but I thought with WinMe as for Win98SE that I use, that you still have to use the 127.0.0.1. The new Avast does not need it if you are using Win2000, XP, or NT.
Title: Re:127.0.0.1 smtp server name?
Post by: Eddy on November 23, 2004, 07:24:13 PM
Correct, Avast mail scanner is working transparantly on NT based systems, not on 9x/me.

I have an idea, but I can't promise it will work.
- Create a backup of Avast4.ini
- Than change the mail section part in avast4.ini so that these settings are there:
[MailScanner]
Log=20
DefaultPopServer=
DefaultSmtpServer=
ShowTrayIcon=1
UseDefaultSmtp=0
AutoSetProtection=0
PopListen=
SmtpListen=
ImapListen=

- Setup the mail as if Avast isn't there.
- Check if the mail is working
- Run the mail protection wizzard (close the email client first ofcourse)
- Check the mail again.


Does this solves the problem?
If not, put back the copy of Avast4.ini

The line Log=20 enables extended logging of what is going on and may tell us more if the mail scanning still isn't working.
Title: Re:127.0.0.1 smtp server name?
Post by: bob3160 on November 23, 2004, 07:28:46 PM
Cochise
Sorry missed the ME. Your right. :-[
Title: Re:127.0.0.1 smtp server name?
Post by: airken on November 23, 2004, 07:46:22 PM
Hi All,

thank you for the time and help.  will try your suggestion tonight when i get home.

thanks again

ken
Title: YAHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: airken on November 24, 2004, 06:39:02 AM
So far so good. javascript:replaceText(' ;D')
Grin


i'll post again in an hour or so.  

thanks again everyone
Title: Re:127.0.0.1 smtp server name?
Post by: airken on November 24, 2004, 02:15:00 PM
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Shocked


8 hours and counting and all's well.

looks like you solved it!

Thanks again for the help

ken
Title: Re:127.0.0.1 smtp server name?
Post by: Eddy on November 24, 2004, 02:27:21 PM
You mean that my idea worked and solved it?
Title: Re:127.0.0.1 smtp server name?
Post by: airken on November 24, 2004, 06:11:22 PM
YEAH BABY!

twelve hours and running smooooooooth

 ;D

Thanks again dude.8)

ken
Title: Re:127.0.0.1 smtp server name?
Post by: airken on November 24, 2004, 06:14:47 PM
ps.

just to give you proper recognition, i've posted this on four different boards all of which i highly respect, and no less than three hundred reads, and your idea worked

thanks again

Title: Re:127.0.0.1 smtp server name?
Post by: airken on November 24, 2004, 06:15:45 PM
hmmmm

hey Eddy,

could i get your advice on this post i just got in response to my celebrating on another board?

disable Avast's email scanning. It is a waste of system resources and no end of problems.

Here's why:
1. Proper cascading of the proxies must be done to insure correct operation.
2. Even if the email did have a virus/worm then Avast would immediatly quarantine it if you tried to open the attachement.
Opening attachements today without varifying the source preferably by voice contact is asking for disaster.
3. Having email scanning active can corrupt the Outlook Express .DBX files causing OE to not start.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/community/columns/filecorruption.mspx

I believe the expression is "Three strikes you're out!"

thanks again

ken
Title: Re:127.0.0.1 smtp server name?
Post by: Eddy on November 24, 2004, 09:28:02 PM
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disable Avast's email scanning. It is a waste of system resources and no end of problems.
It sure is not the end of problems, more likely the start of even worse.
And since when is protecting a system a waste of resources?

1] As is the case with al av applications.
2] Not true at all. It depends on the settings a user has chosen in Avast.
3] Again not true. Avast will only remove the the infected message if you use OE. Other email clients who are using just one file for all the messages may loose every message but surely will not stop functioning.

The one who told you this really should spend some time on research before saying anything or just keep his mouth shut if he (she) don't know what he (she) is talking about.
Title: Re:127.0.0.1 smtp server name?
Post by: airken on November 25, 2004, 02:54:51 AM
kinda what i thought.


first time any of my problem posts ever got more than a few reads a quick answer..  (over 400 reads and 35 replies)

you da' man dude

thanks again

ken
Title: Re:127.0.0.1 smtp server name?
Post by: Eddy on November 25, 2004, 03:02:37 AM
No thanks needed, just be happy with Avast. I (and many others here) are just like you, users of Avast and simple trying to help others based on their own experience and knowledge.

Keep in mind that everybody can use a little help at some point. If you can, help others (no matter if it is with computers or something else), just try to do so. Let's show the world that we really can live together ;)
Title: Re:127.0.0.1 smtp server name?
Post by: Eddy on December 22, 2004, 09:25:24 PM
Just thinking logically, that is all I did
Title: Re: 127.0.0.1 smtp server name?
Post by: Edwin05 on September 19, 2005, 11:40:16 AM
hi~ i'm chinese guy here ,1st sorry about my bad english ,i'm use Win98se OS ,my problem is , i'm use ms Outlook Express to check and receive mail ,after  install Avast  Antivirus v4.6.691 it seen can't receive or send mail... then i go check my mail account setting ,server information part ,the pop3 and SMTP setting auto revert change to >> 127.0.0.1 <  why this happen ? is need do any setting? hear u all soon... n thankx a lot if problem solve ...  ;)
Title: Re: 127.0.0.1 smtp server name?
Post by: DavidR on September 19, 2005, 02:57:16 PM
It need to happen so avast can scan your email before it gets into your inbox.

If you terminate the Internet Mail provider can you connect for your email?

Do you have a firewall? if so which one?
Ensure that your firewall allows access to ashMaiSv.exe otherwise you won't be able to get your email.