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Offline MrToad

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Avast email scanner blocks email servers
« on: November 22, 2015, 12:43:24 AM »
Just replaced MSE with Avast. My email accounts in Thunderbird popped up requests for security exceptions...or no email. I completely turned off email scanner and that problem went away. Is there some intermediate setting that will provide scanning of attachments without messing with the server connections?
Thanks for any help you care to provide.

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Re: Avast email scanner blocks email servers
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2015, 12:45:23 AM »
I had avast and thunderbird on another pc and there was a very complicated procedure involving disabling encryption in the email. I would rather go back to MSE than go through that again.

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Re: Avast email scanner blocks email servers
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2015, 01:00:34 AM »
I experimented with using custom email sheild settings to to turn off just inbound or just outbound email...test emails still failed...turned both outbound and inbound off and left newsgroup on...so far no more email blocks. Since I don't do newsgroups through email that won't be a problem. This solution avoids the ugly red X on the Avast icon in the system tray indicating somethings seriously wrong. So I'll rely on the email providers and my own common sense to check attachments and links.

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Re: Avast email scanner blocks email servers
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2015, 01:05:45 AM »
Hi MrToad :)

I am not exactly sure about your problem, but maybe this can help you ?

https://www.avast.com/en-eu/faq.php?article=AVKB91

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Re: Avast email scanner blocks email servers
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2015, 02:52:21 PM »
Thanks...that solved the mail problem...but now avast turns itself off...it's still running but it's shields are down...interface shows unprotected...I'll post on this problem separately
Thanks again for the link.