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Re: Email Scanning
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2019, 03:27:19 PM »
Hi, see screenshot.
My screenshot says signature is checked, so where are the signatures on my emails ?
Note, that this applies to outgoing mails only. So, you'd need to ask the recipients if they can see your sig.
The second checkbox down is INCOMING emails which are much more important. THEY are the ones of potential danger to me.
Why does Avast NOT put a virus checked marker in these emails. Outgoing emails are of little interest to me.
Probably because the checkmark is really not needed. The email is checked. if it's not infected, you get to see it.
If it's infected you'll get a warning.
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Re: Email Scanning
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2019, 03:39:09 PM »
Hi, see screenshot.
My screenshot says signature is checked, so where are the signatures on my emails ?
Note, that this applies to outgoing mails only. So, you'd need to ask the recipients if they can see your sig.
The second checkbox down is INCOMING emails which are much more important. THEY are the ones of potential danger to me.
Why does Avast NOT put a virus checked marker in these emails. Outgoing emails are of little interest to me.
Probably because the checkmark is really not needed. The email is checked. if it's not infected, you get to see it.
If it's infected you'll get a warning.

I understand and thanks. The trouble with that is accountability = how do I know Avast are checking emails ?
Just sent a test email from Thunderbird to Outlook.com (to myself) - NO Avast marker shown on it
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Re: Email Scanning
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2019, 03:41:08 PM »
Please note, this reply is solely related to Thunderbird..!!
In TB you can check the mail headers, see screenshot below.
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Re: Email Scanning
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2019, 03:54:15 PM »
Please note, this reply is solely related to Thunderbird..!!
In TB you can check the mail headers, see screenshot below.
Sorry Asyn - absolutely nothing shown on either Sent or Received.
Avast is totally missing.
Something wrong here Asyn, I don't think Avast is checking any of my mail
and I do not know why.
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Re: Email Scanning
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2019, 04:14:19 PM »
Please note, this reply is solely related to Thunderbird..!!
In TB you can check the mail headers, see screenshot below.
Sorry Asyn - absolutely nothing shown on either Sent or Received. Avast is totally missing.
Something wrong here Asyn, I don't think Avast is checking any of my mail and I do not know why.
Did you check the full header in TB..!? The short header won't show this info.
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Re: Email Scanning
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2019, 04:24:06 PM »
Please note, this reply is solely related to Thunderbird..!!
In TB you can check the mail headers, see screenshot below.
Sorry Asyn - absolutely nothing shown on either Sent or Received. Avast is totally missing.
Something wrong here Asyn, I don't think Avast is checking any of my mail and I do not know why.
Did you check the full header in TB..!? The short header won't show this info.

Just rechecked my in and out Thunderbird and Avast is not mentioned anywhere. I don't think it is working.
I even checked my firewall - nothing.
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Re: Email Scanning
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2019, 05:48:36 PM »
Please note, this reply is solely related to Thunderbird..!!
In TB you can check the mail headers, see screenshot below.
Sorry Asyn - absolutely nothing shown on either Sent or Received. Avast is totally missing.
Something wrong here Asyn, I don't think Avast is checking any of my mail and I do not know why.
Did you check the full header in TB..!? The short header won't show this info.
Just rechecked my in and out Thunderbird and Avast is not mentioned anywhere. I don't think it is working.
I even checked my firewall - nothing.
Sorry to ask, but are you sure that you know how to view the full mail header in TB..?
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Re: Email Scanning
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2019, 05:58:33 PM »
Please note, this reply is solely related to Thunderbird..!!
In TB you can check the mail headers, see screenshot below.
Sorry Asyn - absolutely nothing shown on either Sent or Received. Avast is totally missing.
Something wrong here Asyn, I don't think Avast is checking any of my mail and I do not know why.

Is it a special way to view ? I just look at the Inbox and click the email to open it full view.
Did you check the full header in TB..!? The short header won't show this info.
Just rechecked my in and out Thunderbird and Avast is not mentioned anywhere. I don't think it is working.
I even checked my firewall - nothing.
Sorry to ask, but are you sure that you know how to view the full mail header in TB..?
Is there a special way of viewing my Inbox mails ?
I just look at my Inbox and click the incoming mail to fully expand it, then look for the Avast marker.
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Re: Email Scanning
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2019, 06:12:49 PM »
@Asyn
OK now for OUTGOING emails but not for INCOMING emails.

If I send an email to my Outlook.com account now, it has the Avast marker at the bottom - OK for send from Thunderbird.

If I REPLY to this back to Thunderbird, the Avast marker is at the bottom, after the sent copy.

If I send a new email from Outlook.com to Thunderbird, the incoming email in the Thunderbird Inbox has NO Avast marker !

It is the INCOMING emails I need Avast to check NOT the OUTGOING.
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Re: Email Scanning
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2019, 06:19:20 PM »
As said, I can only help you with TB -  I neither use Outlook nor Gmail.
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Re: Email Scanning
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2019, 06:23:50 PM »
As said, I can only help you with TB -  I neither use Outlook nor Gmail.

Thank you so much Asyn for that link to fully view the header, but still none of my incoming messages have an Avast marker shown,
except the test one I sent from Thunderbird to Outlook.com and replied to it back.

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Re: Email Scanning
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2019, 06:27:47 PM »
You're welcome. Well, it works for me with TB, maybe other helpers will chime in.
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Re: Email Scanning
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2019, 10:52:51 AM »
Hi, the second checkbox is about the fact that we scan the incoming mail (Outlook/Thunderbird, basically any POP3 or IMAP traffic), not about inserting signature. It's really not needed as if it's infected we block it. So consider all incoming as clean.

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Re: Email Scanning
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2019, 11:44:56 AM »
Hi, the second checkbox is about the fact that we scan the incoming mail (Outlook/Thunderbird, basically any POP3 or IMAP traffic), not about inserting signature. It's really not needed as if it's infected we block it. So consider all incoming as clean.
Brilliant Martin and thanks. That appears to answer my problem precisely.
Do we get a notification if an email is blocked ?
« Last Edit: January 10, 2019, 11:46:33 AM by wittmann44 »
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