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Offline doggeral

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Outlook 2003
« on: October 09, 2003, 02:34:52 AM »
Is the Outlook Provider going to be updated for Outlook 2003?

I am using the Internet Mail provider to scan Outlook 2003, and I guess my other question is does the Outlook provider give anything other than ease of use?  Just curious.

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Re:Outlook 2003
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2003, 11:33:27 AM »
It works with Outlook 2K3 just like with any other version.

And yes, the Outlook providers provides some more options - e.g. moving the infected mails to a special folder etc.

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Re:Outlook 2003
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2003, 12:13:13 PM »
This is my bad for being too tired and expecting everyone to see what i'm talking about let me explain what I really meant.

I meant for the function of inserting messages into clean/infected e-mails.  I use this for a specific function of remembering what I'm actually doing.  I know it sounds weird, but this has been the easiest thing for me to use to remember where I'm actually at and track the items.  

But besides that.  The Outlook plugin does work fine in scanning yes, but if attempting to insert the notification messages in to the emails using the outlook plugin it is unsuccessful.  However using the internet mail plugin it is successful.  

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Re:Outlook 2003
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2003, 12:55:07 PM »
Do you use HTML or plaintext messages?
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Re:Outlook 2003
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2003, 12:59:19 PM »
Both and the same happens for both.

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Re:Outlook 2003
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2003, 12:48:00 AM »
I also use Outlook 2003 and have problems with the insert notes option as well.  If I turn on the option for incoming mail, the email is completely blank.  I imagine outgoing mail would have the same problem with option turned on for outgoing mail.  I am using the newest version.

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Re:Outlook 2003
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2003, 01:24:29 PM »
Aha, OK, I'll try to find out what's going on here.

So it's both incoming and outgoing, and both plaintext and HTML, right?

Strange.

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Re:Outlook 2003
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2003, 04:47:38 PM »
Yep.

It just looks like Microsoft has changed the field tags used (i don't know if thats what is used it avast!) or something like that.   Which is why I started just using the regular provider to make sure that the messages are actually getting scanned.

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Re:Outlook 2003
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2003, 04:54:59 PM »
OK thanks we'll check it out.

BTW are you using the final (RTM) build of Outlook (I believe it's 5606) or some earlier version?

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Re:Outlook 2003
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2003, 04:57:50 PM »
I'm not exactly sure why I got it, but yes it is RTM which is 5606 (otherwise I wouldn't have posted the thread :) always wait for the final build).

I must be on some of my college lists still.  


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Re:Outlook 2003
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2003, 05:04:53 PM »
OK. One more thing. Is the mail body completely blank or does it contain just the avast note?

Because the way it works it:

read the body
attach the note
write the body
save the body

so the question is whether it's just the read that's failing...

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Re:Outlook 2003
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2003, 05:56:39 PM »
The mail body is completely blank.  As if attaching the note is overwritting the body.  


Actually that is my guess as to what is happening.  Either that or it is reading for the wrong thing, so when it goes to re-write the body there is nothing there or vice-versa.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2003, 05:57:59 PM by doggeral »

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Re:Outlook 2003
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2003, 06:01:17 PM »
Well if it was just reading a wrong thing it would at least correctly write the note, right?
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Re:Outlook 2003
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2003, 06:10:11 PM »
In theory it could do something like ..... Read the wrong thing and attempt to attach the note which fails for some reason or another then write the blank body.....However thats just hypothetical since I have no clue how avast works other than what you said above.  

Reason I say it like that is because technically if it was reading and writing the same place (as you put it above in your progression)  then it shouldn't affect the message.  I.E. the message should go untouched even with attach to message selected.  So thats why I think its strange that it is writing out a blank message and why I wonder about both reading and writing.  Unless the outlook API has totally changed which I would find hard to believe.  But this of course is one uniformed person's perspective and is kind of why i swapped back to the regular Internet Mail provider for Outlook.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2003, 06:10:26 PM by doggeral »

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Re:Outlook 2003
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2003, 07:45:16 PM »
All right folks, we've created an update that should solve this prob.
Tested with O2K3 on our site - hope it'll work for you too.

Please check it out and send us the results.

Donwload it from: http://cat.asw.cz/~vlk/ashOutXt.dll - just replace the file with the same in the avast directory with this one (first shut down Outlook to prevent sharing violations).

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