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deffexor

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What icon is this in my system tray and what does it do?
« on: October 10, 2005, 09:27:26 PM »


^^^^  What's this icon in my system tray? (magnified 300% for clarity...)

I deduced that it is clearly part of Avast because when I kill the "ashMaiSv.exe" process, the icon disappears. This leads me to beleive that it is part of the "Internet Mail" provider module. When I hover my mouse over the icon, it displays:

unknown.ord.scnet.net, unknown.ord.scnet.net, unknown.ord.sc...

I'm not familiar with this host/domain.

Right and left-clicking on this icon appears to do nothing. Is it supposed to do something?


darth.mikey

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Re: What icon is this in my system tray and what does it do?
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2005, 09:33:42 PM »
That's avast! mail scanner at work it means you email is being scanned...

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Re: What icon is this in my system tray and what does it do?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2005, 09:54:33 PM »
This icon only appears when sending or recieving email and otherwise will not display on the systray.  ;)
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deffexor

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Re: What icon is this in my system tray and what does it do?
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2005, 11:41:24 PM »
What if it is always there?

I have mostly POP3 email accounts, but I also have 1 IMAP connection. The icon doesn't disappear when I close my mail client (Thunderbird).

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Re: What icon is this in my system tray and what does it do?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2005, 04:13:56 AM »
What if it is always there?
Do you have other application for emails? I mean, a pop notifier, a spam killer?
Are you using MS Outlook to download IMAP accounts?

If you use TCPView (www.sysinternals.com), do not show unconnected endpoints (on Options menu) is there any connection using ashmaisv.exe ?
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deffexor

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Re: What icon is this in my system tray and what does it do?
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2005, 06:07:46 AM »
Ah, that might explain it. I use PopFile to do my spam filtering. As soon as I kill Popfile, the Avast Mail Scanner icon disappears.

Thanks for the help!

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Re: What icon is this in my system tray and what does it do?
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2005, 01:56:33 PM »
As soon as I kill Popfile, the Avast Mail Scanner icon disappears.
This shouldn't happen if Popfile stops checking after a timeout... Does it have this feature, a timeout?
Sometimes the pop checker application does not 'release' the connection and avast! stays there, running...
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