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Offline ebizchemist

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invalid host name error when trying to enter email server exclusions from scanning.   I have been having new issues with both dropbox secure connections and imap cert issues with Google.  The cert issue is definitely an Avast! problem, so I tried to add the imap.google.com service/host name to exclude google from scans and hopefully Avast.  Yes, I realize this has nothing to do with my expired cert that Avast! keeps using for imap.google.com, However, I wanted to see if it had any impact.  But, when I enter imap.google.com as the host, I get an error stating the host name is invalid.  Nothing invalid here.   I also dislike the fact that I can't specify wildcards in host names.   Thanks.

Offline tumic

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The cert issue is definitely an Avast! problem

There is a bug in re-signed certificate caching in the current version that causes the web/mail shield
sending expired SSL certificates to the clients. It will be fixed in the next program update. Till then, you
can "fix" the corresponding problems by re-installing avast!.

But, when I enter imap.google.com as the host, I get an error stating the host name is invalid.

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$ host imap.google.com
Host imap.google.com not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)

I also dislike the fact that I can't specify wildcards in host names.

Sorry, but this is not technically possible, it has been further discussed in other topics here on the forum.