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Offline Teulk

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Re: Mail scanner blocks ALL mail
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2005, 08:50:20 PM »
Sly devil with the "sig" shortcuts  :):)

Done like dinner--and to no avail---still no joy in the mail department..
this was in the log aswmaiSv

05/19/05 14:48:57 00000A6C:   Stopped

Wierd that I can send mail--but not receive it..

Question--did the added line have to go in a specific place ie-order on the page??
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Re: Mail scanner blocks ALL mail
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2005, 09:11:13 PM »
Question--did the added line have to go in a specific place ie-order on the page??
No. Only it must be inside of the same section. In this case, [MailScanner].

Did you check for smtp authentication into your email account settings? Maybe if you do so you can send mail.
By the way, without avast, can you receive and send mail?
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Re: Mail scanner blocks ALL mail
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2005, 09:28:30 PM »
OK--that could be part of it--I never put it in the right place--shall re-try that..
As for authentication--everything is a go there--called my provider and went through all the settings just to make sure.
Another Q--in another thread, there was talk of changing the ODBC line to XML--should I try this as well??
And to answer YOUR Q--yes--if avast is off-everything works hunky dory...

but here is the log of my last attempt---failure that it was--

5/19/05 15:31:48 00000A30:   Started as service, Log = 1(0x00000001)
05/19/05 15:31:48 00000A30:   Build 4.6.652
05/19/05 15:31:48 00000A30:   Using WinSock 2.0
05/19/05 15:31:48 00000A30:   MaxConnections settings changed 50(0x00000032)
05/19/05 15:31:48 00000A30:   AutoRedirect settings changed 1(0x00000001)
05/19/05 15:31:49 00000A30:   IgnoreLocalhost settings changed 1(0x00000001)
05/19/05 15:31:49 00000A30:   POP Start settings changed: 1
05/19/05 15:31:49 00000A30:   POP Listen settings changed: 127.0.0.1 12110
05/19/05 15:31:49 00000A30:   POP RedirectPort: 110
05/19/05 15:31:49 00000A30:   SMTP Start settings changed: 1
05/19/05 15:31:49 00000A30:   SMTP Listen settings changed: 127.0.0.1 12025
05/19/05 15:31:49 00000A30:   SMTP RedirectPort: 25
05/19/05 15:31:49 00000A30:   IMAP Start settings changed: 1
05/19/05 15:31:49 00000A30:   IMAP Listen settings changed: 127.0.0.1 12143
05/19/05 15:31:49 00000A30:   IMAP RedirectPort: 143
05/19/05 15:31:49 00000A30:   NNTP Start settings changed: 1
05/19/05 15:31:49 00000A30:   NNTP Listen settings changed: 127.0.0.1 12119
05/19/05 15:31:49 00000A30:   NNTP RedirectPort: 119
05/19/05 15:31:59 00000B1C:   POP Closing connection due to MaxConnections
05/19/05 15:32:07 00000B1C:   POP Closing connection due to MaxConnections
05/19/05 15:32:11 00000B20:   SMTP Closing connection due to MaxConnections
05/19/05 15:32:26 00000B1C:   POP Closing connection due to MaxConnections

seems things are getting more awry as I go along...

I have returned everything to their previous settings as of this moment...
« Last Edit: May 19, 2005, 09:41:44 PM by Teulk »
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Re: Mail scanner blocks ALL mail
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2005, 10:16:01 PM »
Teulk, can you post your [MailScanner] section of avast4.ini file here?

Maybe you can add the following line to the [MailScanner] section of <avast>\data\avast4.ini:

Log=20

Then generate some traffic, simulate the problem (i.e. force the avast mail scanner to time out by sending an email with attachment) and then post here the contents of the file <avast>\data\log\aswMaiSv.log too.
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Re: Mail scanner blocks ALL mail
« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2005, 10:21:30 PM »
Sure--here you go!!

[MailScanner]
PopRedirectPort=110
SmtpRedirectPort=25
ImapRedirectPort=143
NntpRedirectPort=119
IgnoreAddress=
IgnoreLocalhost=1
AutoRedirect=1
StartPop=1
StartSmtp=1
StartImap=1
StartNntp=1
ShowTrayIcon=1
UseDefaultSmtp=0
AutoSetProtection=0
Maxconnections=50

and I will try adding the line you suggested and be right back!!
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Re: Mail scanner blocks ALL mail
« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2005, 10:25:44 PM »
Try this, boot, and test again...

[MailScanner]
DefaultPopServer= ... please fill it ...
DefaultSmtpServer= ... please fill it ...
DefaultImapServer=
DefaultNntpServer=
PopListen=127.0.0.1:110
SmtpListen=127.0.0.1:25
ImapListen=127.0.0.1:143
NntpListen=127.0.0.1:119
UseDefaultSmtp=0
ShowTrayIcon=1
Log=20
MaxConnections=50
PassThrough=0
Trust=127.0.0.1
UseAlternateRtfSyncing=1
UseWSAAccept=
StartSmtp=1
StartPop=1
StartImap=1
StartNntp=1
PopRedirectPort=110
SmtpRedirectPort=25
ImapRedirectPort=143
NntpRedirectPort=119
IgnoreAddress=
IgnoreLocalhost=1
AutoRedirect=1
AutoSetProtection=0
TranslateAddress=0
IgnoreProcess=
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Re: Mail scanner blocks ALL mail
« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2005, 10:40:55 PM »
OK--tried that as well--no dice and you should see the size of the log created---afraid to post it hee--might be a couple of pages long!!
Yikes!!

My error--164 pages long--copied it to word just to see it!!
OUCH!!

I also went back to the post regarding ini files--and compared them to what mine are set up as--there are differences--very minor--subtle at best--but would they be the cause of this??
And why would they be different when this is a fresh install of avast?? I have removed any changes I made to the file already, but the ones that are different I never touched..
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Re: Mail scanner blocks ALL mail
« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2005, 11:12:01 PM »
Given the continued "Max Connections" closure reason and the length of the ashMaiSv log, may it not be that a looping condition is being encountered?

If so it would suggest some interaction with other software installed on the system.

I'm wondering about your TrueLaunchBar application ... do use use the email monitoring plugin?
« Last Edit: May 19, 2005, 11:17:48 PM by alanrf »

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Re: Mail scanner blocks ALL mail
« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2005, 11:21:24 PM »
The Launch Bar must be from the originator of this thread--I for one have no such toolbar..

And as an aside..

I uninstalled avast--AGAIN--and re-installed, only this time I installed the beta--4.6.663--and, you'll never guess--everything works just fine..
Emails in and out, providers left and right--twirling blue ball going like whirling dervish..
I will keep checking this thread out for possible solutions to the earlier problem.
To all those who got involved in my little nightmare--thanks for all the help/suggestions/advice..was fun getting to know my PC a little better--although, I'm still FAR  from where I would like to be...here's to the continued progress of the avast product---cheers--be back later, I'm sure!!
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Re: Mail scanner blocks ALL mail
« Reply #39 on: May 20, 2005, 02:56:36 AM »


You may find what you are looking for here until then I will have to do a little more research myself

Hope this helps---------http://forum.avast.com/index.php?action=search2



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Re: Mail scanner blocks ALL mail
« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2005, 03:03:11 AM »
I uninstalled avast--AGAIN--and re-installed, only this time I installed the beta--4.6.663--and, you'll never guess--everything works just fine.
Great... It seams a 'repair' could have done it  8)
Enjoy avast  :)

My error--164 pages long--copied it to word just to see it!!
You could have posted just the last entries... Or, better, delete all of it, close, and generate some mail traffic, sending and receiving.
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Re: Mail scanner blocks ALL mail
« Reply #41 on: May 20, 2005, 04:50:30 PM »
THanks--I will!!!
and that last error display was just for the one attempt--so I would gather it incorporated all the effort of the one try...the time stamps were all within a second or two of each other..
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Re: Mail scanner blocks ALL mail
« Reply #42 on: May 20, 2005, 06:17:37 PM »
Back to the frying pan I guess--

Here's the log from my last attempt

5/20/05 12:04:58 00000F90:   Started as service, Log = 1(0x00000001)
05/20/05 12:04:58 00000F90:   Build 4.6.663
05/20/05 12:04:58 00000F90:   Using WinSock 2.0
05/20/05 12:04:59 00000F90:   AutoRedirect settings changed 1(0x00000001)
05/20/05 12:04:59 00000F90:   IgnoreLocalhost settings changed 1(0x00000001)
05/20/05 12:04:59 00000F90:   POP Start settings changed: 1
05/20/05 12:04:59 00000F90:   POP Listen settings changed: 127.0.0.1 12110
05/20/05 12:04:59 00000F90:   POP RedirectPort: 110
05/20/05 12:04:59 00000F90:   SMTP Start settings changed: 1
05/20/05 12:04:59 00000F90:   SMTP Listen settings changed: 127.0.0.1 12025
05/20/05 12:04:59 00000F90:   SMTP RedirectPort: 25
05/20/05 12:04:59 00000F90:   IMAP Start settings changed: 1
05/20/05 12:04:59 00000F90:   IMAP Listen settings changed: 127.0.0.1 12143
05/20/05 12:04:59 00000F90:   IMAP RedirectPort: 143
05/20/05 12:04:59 00000F90:   NNTP Start settings changed: 1
05/20/05 12:04:59 00000F90:   NNTP Listen settings changed: 127.0.0.1 12119
05/20/05 12:04:59 00000F90:   NNTP RedirectPort: 119
05/20/05 12:05:05 000006B8:   POP Closing connection due to MaxConnections
05/20/05 12:05:18 00000F90:   Stopped


Any more ideas??
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Re: Mail scanner blocks ALL mail
« Reply #43 on: May 21, 2005, 07:08:56 AM »
ok then!!
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Re: Mail scanner blocks ALL mail
« Reply #44 on: May 21, 2005, 07:39:34 AM »
Where angels fear to tread ....

I still suspect that you have a looping condition.

I know that the full log you produced on your last attempt was pretty large (provoking my suspicion), but if we could see part of it (or if you can be persuaded to recreate it) just before the POP closing due to max connections it might give a clue to the problem or at least kill my theory.

Alan