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Offline MattofBum

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Disable E-mail Footer if No Mail Shield
« on: April 29, 2020, 12:57:28 AM »
Is there a way to disable to the Avast e-mail footer without installing the Mail Shield?  If not, can I install the Mail Shield, change the setting, and then remove the Mail Shield again?

I'm using Avast Free 20.2.2401 (build 20.2.5130.571) on Windows 10.

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Re: Disable E-mail Footer if No Mail Shield
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2020, 02:19:01 AM »
As far as I'm aware the email footer is off by default. 

Not to mention if you don't install the Mail Shield, your email shouldn't be being scanned, so how is the footer in your email.

So, are you getting the scanned by Avast style footer in your email ?
If so did you previously have the email shield installed with the email footer enabled ?
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Re: Disable E-mail Footer if No Mail Shield
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2020, 02:37:46 AM »
I use webmail (Hotmail) if that makes a difference.  The footer isn't added to every e-mail but it seems to be added to most of them.
As far as I can recall, I've never had the Mail Shield installed on this computer.  And if I did, I never enabled the e-mail footer.

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Re: Disable E-mail Footer if No Mail Shield
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2020, 04:16:34 AM »
I use webmail (Hotmail) if that makes a difference.  The footer isn't added to every e-mail but it seems to be added to most of them.
As far as I can recall, I've never had the Mail Shield installed on this computer.  And if I did, I never enabled the e-mail footer.
I have the Mail Shield and never got the email signature to work with my hotmail/outlook account, but you were able to? And without the shield installed?
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Re: Disable E-mail Footer if No Mail Shield
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2020, 04:29:31 AM »
Here are screenshots to confirm what I'm talking about:
https://imgur.com/a/lVlE63f

If it helps, I use Firefox Developer 76.0b8 (64-bit).

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Re: Disable E-mail Footer if No Mail Shield
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2020, 04:58:10 AM »
Here are screenshots to confirm what I'm talking about:
https://imgur.com/a/lVlE63f

If it helps, I use Firefox Developer 76.0b8 (64-bit).
I guess in your case it means that the signature is added either the email was scanned or not. ;D
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Re: Disable E-mail Footer if No Mail Shield
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2020, 04:24:03 PM »
You can enable/disable avast email signature from UI menu > Troubleshooting >"old settings" > General
I don't know what we will do when these "old settings" are eventually withdrawn from UI, as so much good stuff in there still.

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Re: Disable E-mail Footer if No Mail Shield
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2020, 04:33:48 PM »
You can enable/disable avast email signature from UI menu > Troubleshooting >"old settings" > General
I don't know what we will do when these "old settings" are eventually withdrawn from UI, as so much good stuff in there still.
The option is present in the new settings as well. The problem is that he doesn't have the the Mail Shield installed, so the settings aren't available.
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Re: Disable E-mail Footer if No Mail Shield
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2020, 04:37:39 PM »
The option is present in the new settings as well.
You are correct. I overlooked it in new settings.

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Re: Disable E-mail Footer if No Mail Shield
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2020, 04:42:13 PM »
I don't know what we will do when these "old settings" are eventually withdrawn from UI, as so much good stuff in there still.
Petr asked for feedback/suggestions a while ago. Better be quick, time's running out... ;)
-> https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=232420.msg1537306#msg1537306
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Re: Disable E-mail Footer if No Mail Shield
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2020, 04:52:40 PM »
Petr asked for feedback/suggestions a while ago. Better be quick, time's running out... ;)
-> https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=232420.msg1537306#msg1537306
Yep done that.

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Re: Disable E-mail Footer if No Mail Shield
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2020, 06:30:37 PM »
The old settings did the trick.  Thank you so much for your help.