Author Topic: Internet Mail provider doesn´t work ?  (Read 8380 times)

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Offline Lisandro

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Re: Internet Mail provider doesn´t work ?
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2005, 03:36:07 AM »
no problems with mails at all (except the scanning is missing).
The avst mail service is running manually with windows" .

Sorry, the question could be stupid but, did you set avast for scanning the inbound (pop3) and outbound (smtp) mail?
Internet Mail provider > Customize and both POP3 and SMTP tabs.

Again, the email clients use Internet Mail (pop3/smtp protocols): Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Pegasus Mail, IncrediMail... On other hand, MS Outlook (not the Express) uses the Outlook/Exchange plugin from avast.
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Re: Internet Mail provider doesn´t work ?
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2005, 10:22:48 PM »
Hi,

I only set the scanning for inbound mails (pop3),
The outbound scanning don´t work with SLS/TLS
connections.

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Wobs

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Re: Internet Mail provider doesn´t work ?
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2005, 10:36:19 PM »
The outbound scanning don´t work with SLS/TLS connections.

Strange, mine is working now...
SMTP scanning enabled, port 465, SSL enabled (checked). Using GMail  ;)
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wobs

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Re: Internet Mail provider doesn´t work ?
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2005, 09:56:11 PM »
Hi,

maby I found the problem.

If I disable the "SSL" connection for
outgoing or incoming mails in outlook
express (extra/account) the mails are
going to be scanned.

Do You have a possibility how to
manage. I don´t wont to get a
connection wittout the SSL (TLS)

Best regards

wobs

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Re: Internet Mail provider doesn´t work ?
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2005, 10:30:19 PM »
Take a look at the thread http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=10428.0 to see how to set up secure email with Avast!.  Plus you can search on SSL to find more info.  Since SSL/TLS email is encrypted and decrypted in the client, external virus scanners (including avast!) can't read or scan it.   Most virus programs just pass the traffic.  The solution is to pass email in and out unencrypted from your client (outlook express, thunderbird, ...) to a proxy program (stunnel) that does the actual ssl or tls encryption/decryption of the pop3/smtp email and communicates directly with the ISP server on the appropriate ports.  Openssl is just the library of encryption/ decryption routines that support it.  One time setup required using these free routines per the instructions in the thread.