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Offline surfer_dude007

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Are email alerts gone?
« on: June 22, 2019, 07:00:38 PM »
I have been using the Avast Free version for many years now. It seems that in one of the major updates, the email notifications/alerts are not an option anymore. I found an option to "show old settings", which has email alerts, and I can send a successful test email. However, when I get a real alert that Avast has blocked something, it does not send me an email notification. Is this feature gone, or am I missing something?

Current version 19.5.2378 (build 19.5.4444.506) on Win10Pro

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Re: Are email alerts gone?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2019, 09:09:33 PM »
I have never been able to send/receive an email on an avast alert (using eicar files) in over 15 years of using avast free. 

Yes I can get the test email.

So it doesn't appear that this feature has gone (yes the current UI is very poor), for me it never worked.
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