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Offline coeur2k

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Re: Connection Timeout with avast 4.6 and thunderbird
« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2005, 02:23:38 AM »
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Re: Connection Timeout with avast 4.6 and thunderbird
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2005, 02:08:21 AM »
I continue to have this... :(

Can the developers correct this, please!?

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Re: Connection Timeout with avast 4.6 and thunderbird
« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2005, 03:56:59 AM »
Did you try increasing your timeout in Thunderbird or are you just insisting that the Avast team fix this?

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Re: Connection Timeout with avast 4.6 and thunderbird
« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2005, 11:47:03 AM »
I can reply to you with some questions:

Why do we have to change a lot of thing in the other program to work fine with avast!?

I not just install avast! and everything works fine?

I do this with others AV's without any problem, only with avast! I have to change the config file, and hidden settings of other programs. Do you think that this is normal? I don't...

Think about normal users that just want to install an AV and forget it... With avast! this is impossible...
« Last Edit: April 21, 2005, 11:55:56 AM by VaMPiRiC_CRoW »
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Re: Connection Timeout with avast 4.6 and thunderbird
« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2005, 02:59:39 PM »
If something isn't working and you are offered a suggestion that may fix it, yet you chose not to try it because the program doesn't work out of the box, is your choice.

It can take time to scan incoming or outgoing email, during that period your email program is awaiting a response from the server after its fixed delay time period it pops up the warning.

Not all AVs scan email, not all AVs scan at the same depth/degree, so it is hard to make a balanced comparison.

Not all AVs use a localhost to scan email prior to it getting to your inbox (this does take time) and potentially causing harm, waiting fro the email to be downloaded to the inbox (and saved on your HDD) may be faster (and not cause a time out pop-up) but to my mind this is a lessor level of protection. Life is full of compromises.
 
Thunderbird has a default of I believe 45 seconds OE has a default of 60 or 120 seconds (mine is set to 90), which is correct? whichever suits your needs. avast! can't always cater for every email programs settings directly out of the box, so some fine tuning may be required.
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Re: Connection Timeout with avast 4.6 and thunderbird
« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2005, 03:13:04 PM »
Not all AVs scan email, not all AVs scan at the same depth/degree, so it is hard to make a balanced comparison.
NOD32, KAV, BitDefender, AVG, Symantec...
Only have problems with avast since the default settings in this version was changed...
If works fine before, why change? Why not adjust to all the majors programs?

And I'm not speak only about me, but for the others users that doesn't perceive nothing of computers...
These users just want to install the AV, and don't want "complicated" settings to change...
I know some users that install the programs, if they doesn't works, just uninstall and try other...

But this is my opinion...
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Re: Connection Timeout with avast 4.6 and thunderbird
« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2005, 03:26:58 PM »
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NOD32, KAV, BitDefender, AVG, Symantec...
Only have problems with avast since the default settings in this version was changed...
Do these use the localhost to scan emails?
Are you talking about the update that included the transparent set-up of ashMaiSv.exe or something else?

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If works fine before, why change? Why not adjust to all the majors programs?
Which version from - to what change?
Adjust what Major programs?

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But this is my opinion...
As is your right to ignore a suggestion which may resolve the issue.
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Re: Connection Timeout with avast 4.6 and thunderbird
« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2005, 04:40:42 PM »
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NOD32, KAV, BitDefender, AVG, Symantec...
Only have problems with avast since the default settings in this version was changed...
Do these use the localhost to scan emails?
Are you talking about the update that included the transparent set-up of ashMaiSv.exe or something else?
I'm talking about receive email throught Thunderbird...

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If works fine before, why change? Why not adjust to all the majors programs?
Which version from - to what change?
Adjust what Major programs?
The antepenultimate version...
In my case, I have to change Thunderbird and a setting because Ad Muncher, but now avast have more incompabilities...

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But this is my opinion...
As is your right to ignore a suggestion which may resolve the issue.
I don't said that I will ignore the suggestions, I just want a better solution for the problems...
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Re: Connection Timeout with avast 4.6 and thunderbird
« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2005, 04:44:22 PM »
I don't said that I will ignore the suggestions, I just want a better solution for the problems...
Alwil team, why don't you say anything? From time to time, we, the users, get lost without official support... This lack of support makes the things worst.
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Re: Connection Timeout with avast 4.6 and thunderbird
« Reply #39 on: April 21, 2005, 06:35:09 PM »
As is your right to ignore a suggestion which may resolve the issue.
I don't said that I will ignore the suggestions, I just want a better solution for the problems...
I believe that changing the default timing in thunderbird will ultimately be quicker than waiting for a better solution, whatever that may be.
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Re: Connection Timeout with avast 4.6 and thunderbird
« Reply #40 on: April 21, 2005, 09:13:43 PM »
I believe that changing the default timing in thunderbird will ultimately be quicker than waiting for a better solution, whatever that may be.
Me too, but this is not a reason for Alwil does not 'try' to solve the timeouts problems...
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Re: Connection Timeout with avast 4.6 and thunderbird
« Reply #41 on: April 22, 2005, 04:14:41 AM »
Unfortunately, it seems that I'm wasting my time...

Thanks for your support...
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Re: Connection Timeout with avast 4.6 and thunderbird
« Reply #42 on: April 22, 2005, 02:20:44 PM »
Sorry for opening this thread again,
but how do we configure avast to scan emal from thunderbird...
I have thunderbird 1.0.3 and used it to download messages from my gmail account.. However after checking the internet mail and  outlook resident providers, it said that 0 files have been scanned...

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Re: Connection Timeout with avast 4.6 and thunderbird
« Reply #43 on: April 22, 2005, 02:53:39 PM »
gmail uses secure (SSL) mail for pop3 and smtp.  Search the forum for SSL, Stunnel,  gmail to see several tutorials on how to set up avast! for gmail.
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Re: Connection Timeout with avast 4.6 and thunderbird
« Reply #44 on: April 22, 2005, 11:10:07 PM »
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=10428.0
Ok I found it... I will better not try it, because it need much time... And it depends on third party programs... It would be better if avast could scan SSL accounts so I will post a request into the request topic
thanks anywaY