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I have gone to the "Dark Side"
« on: November 23, 2004, 02:47:57 PM »
I have been using Avast for several years - without any issues.  Recently I was updated to the ver. 4.5X and things have not been the same since.  

I am unable to send e-mail.  I have tried everything suggested in these boards, but nothing has worked.  I uninstalled 4.5 and reinstalled an earlier version. E-mail worked once again.  

This is my config:  WinXP SP2, OE and Thunderbird, ZoneAlarmPro, my ISP (wireless) does not use a sercure connection.

I downloaded AVG, installed it and the e-mail works fine.  So, I decided to use AVG until the Avast e-mail issue is resolved.  

P. S. My ISP tells me that this kind of issue in not unusual with some anti-virus programs.  Norton and McAfee have caused the same issue with e-mail sending.  The fix for Norton was to uninstall and reinstall.  I tried this with Avast, but no luck - still not able to send email.  

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re:I have gone to the "Dark Side"
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2004, 03:22:13 PM »
I think the issue was in Zone Alarm. Beta fix version is still under developement and should be ready soon. Stay tuned and check these forums frequently.
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Re:I have gone to the "Dark Side"
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2004, 07:28:16 PM »
You could try another firewall.

Like Sygate Personal Firewall.

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Re:I have gone to the "Dark Side"
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2004, 07:34:53 PM »
I use ZA and don't have any problems. And outside of Thunderbird, I have the same setup. So I highly doubt it's ZA.
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Re:I have gone to the "Dark Side"
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2004, 08:12:03 PM »
I am unable to send e-mail.

I have to public apologize for that I say it has a problem on avast 4.5 in sending email.  :-[
The problem was only in my ISP.  >:(
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