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Offline Lisandro

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avast and multiple SMTP servers
« on: August 28, 2003, 05:14:00 AM »
I tried to install avast in a Windows 98SE but I have more than one SMTP server (server for outbound messages)...
I know what is in the help file (just one SMTP server could be scanned) and no one configuration allow the correct working of avast.
I had to go back to AVG Free Edition  >:(
Will this be correct in 8th September 4.1 new version?
(http://www.avast.com/forum/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=832)

By the way, in XP it seems to work with more than one SMTP  ???
I could add notes to clean messages (both sent and received). The residents seem to be working besides what is in the help file...  :(
« Last Edit: August 28, 2003, 05:19:24 AM by Technical »
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Re:avast and multiple SMTP servers
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2003, 10:03:27 AM »
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(just one SMTP server could be scanned)
I would rather say 'all your outgoing scanned mail goes through one SMTP server'. If you have a SMTP server that is able to relay your mail to all recipients, you have no problem.

Maybe that is the reason why it is working OK for you, Technical.

The upcoming version will be able to send through multiple SMTP servers.

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Re:avast and multiple SMTP servers
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2003, 03:32:21 PM »
I would rather say 'all your outgoing scanned mail goes through one SMTP server'. If you have a SMTP server that is able to relay your mail to all recipients, you have no problem.
Sorry, but avast in Windows 98 cannot hold 2 smtp servers, you just can´t send emails from other smtp than the "default" in avast  :'(

The upcoming version will be able to send through multiple SMTP servers.
Thanks... avast is only working at XP (not 98). I´ll way the new release...
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Re:avast and multiple SMTP servers
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2003, 09:37:56 PM »
I can (unofficialy ;)) say that the "multiple SMTP servers" feature is actually present even in version 4.0.235. It's there, but it's just hidden.

To use it, use the following method:

Insert this line

UseDefaultSmtp=0

to file C:\Program Files\ALWIL Software\Avast4\Data\Avast4.ini into section [MailScanner]. Terminate process ashMaiSv.exe and restart it.

Change account settings of your mail program this way:

SMTP server: 127.0.0.1 (it is already set by avast)
Turn on authentication for SMTP.
Login name for SMTP:
#SMTPSERVER    

(obviously replacing SMTPSERVER with your SMTP server address) (If you already use SMTP authentication, append #SMTPSERVER to your name.)Don't turn on secure authentication.


Hope this helps,
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Re:avast and multiple SMTP servers
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2003, 04:39:17 AM »
I can (unofficialy ;)) say that the "multiple SMTP servers" feature is actually present even in version 4.0.235. It's there, but it's just hidden.

To use it, use the following method:

Insert this line

UseDefaultSmtp=0

to file C:\Program Files\ALWIL Software\Avast4\Data\Avast4.ini into section [MailScanner]. Terminate process ashMaiSv.exe and restart it.

Change account settings of your mail program this way:

SMTP server: 127.0.0.1 (it is already set by avast)
Turn on authentication for SMTP.
Login name for SMTP:
#SMTPSERVER    

(obviously replacing SMTPSERVER with your SMTP server address) (If you already use SMTP authentication, append #SMTPSERVER to your name.)Don't turn on secure authentication.


Hope this helps,
Vlk


Thanks Vlk, I´ll try this and see if I can get rid of AVG in Windows 98.  ;D
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Re:avast and multiple SMTP servers
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2003, 05:40:10 PM »
Sorry, Vlk. Does not work under Windows 98. I did the following:

1. Insert this line
    UseDefaultSmtp=0
    to file C:\<avast folder>\Data\Avast4.ini into section [MailScanner].

2. Terminate process ashMaiSv.exe and restart it.

3. Change my account settings of mail program this way:
    POP3 server: 127.0.0.1 (it is already set by avast)
    SMTP server: 127.0.0.1 (it is already set by avast)
    Turn on authentication for SMTP.
    Do not turn on secure authentication.

4. Into authentication for SMTP, for login name in SMTP, I tryed several options:
    my email is, for example, myname@myserver.com.xx
    I dial to 'dialserver' (providor) and 'xx' is my country, 'myserver' is the smtp providor for my email.

    I used (with the password):
   myname#smtp.myserver.com.xx
   myname#smtp.dialserver.com.xx
   myname#myserver.com.xx
   myname#dialserver.com.xx
   myname#myserver.com.xx#dialserver.com.xx
   myname#dialserver.com.xx#myserver.com.xx
   myname#127.0.0.1#myserver.com.xx
   myname#127.0.0.1#dialserver.com.xx
   myname#myserver.com.xx#127.0.0.1
   myname#dialserver.com.xx#127.0.0.1

    I know some options do not make sense but I was just making tests and trying to receive emails.

5. Neither ot them worked... What did I do wrong? I do not want to come back to AVG  :'(
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Re:avast and multiple SMTP servers
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2003, 05:47:12 PM »
Hey, was the SMTP authentication ON?

If not (as suggested by your item number 3.), then the correct username should be just:

#smtp.myserver.com.xx

(or I don't know what the name of the SMTP server you want to use is, in other words, just

#SMTPSERVER

Just like that. Nothing before the #.
And leave the password blank.

 (I think I wrote it quite clearly in my original post, didn't I? ;))

Vlk
« Last Edit: August 29, 2003, 05:48:11 PM by Vlk »
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Re:avast and multiple SMTP servers
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2003, 02:30:12 PM »
Thanks for replying Vlk.
I´ll try again. Probably I did not understand your first post...  :D
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Re:avast and multiple SMTP servers
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2003, 02:54:28 PM »
I can (unofficialy ;)) say that the "multiple SMTP servers" feature is actually present even in version 4.0.235. It's there, but it's just hidden.

Hi Vlk,

is there maybe also a hidden
"Scan-IMAP-with-SSL"-feature in Avast4Home ?

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Re:avast and multiple SMTP servers
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2003, 05:54:26 PM »
Thanks avast! team!  ;)
Version 4.1.260 does its job!  :-*
Works perfectly with multi-smtp users and Incredimail!!!  8)
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