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Offline webbyte

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Email smtp address blocked as malicious website
« on: February 17, 2021, 01:52:17 AM »
Email - Outlook 365. When sending some emails, getting message from Avast Omni -
Malicious website blocked! We've saved Home from visiting a potentially dangerous site, smtp.xxxxxx.net, on their Windows Desktop PC.
Does not happen with all emails. Not finding any consistency for when it appears, e.g., sometimes happens with replies, sometimes happens with emails containing attachments, etc. but other times those types of emails do not give warning. Appears emails are successfully sent.

Any ideas as to why this message is appearing, if it is something to be concerned about, and how can it be fixed

Offline ZbynekR

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Re: Email smtp address blocked as malicious website
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2021, 05:40:59 PM »
Hi webbyte, could you post a screenshot of the detection here? Thanks, Zbynek

Offline webbyte

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Re: Email smtp address blocked as malicious website
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2021, 08:15:06 PM »
screenshot of detection attached

Offline ZbynekR

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Re: Email smtp address blocked as malicious website
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2021, 12:41:45 PM »
Thanks for your reply. I apologize for the inconvenience caused. The detection by Avast was incorrect and was removed in a recent update. If you are still receiving the detection, please let me know. Zbynek

Offline webbyte

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Re: Email smtp address blocked as malicious website
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2021, 05:55:34 PM »
Thank you for your response. I marked Outlook as allowed in OmniAvast and forgot to check back here for update. I will remove Outlook from the allowed list and see if the issue is resolved.

Offline webbyte

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Re: Email smtp address blocked as malicious website
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2021, 01:56:10 AM »
Thanks you for your help. No more smtp server errors.

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Re: Email smtp address blocked as malicious website
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2021, 11:49:11 AM »
@webbyte Thank you for letting me know. I'm glad that the issue is solved. Zbynek