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smurf1

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internet mail module
« on: June 23, 2007, 04:49:03 PM »
Does avast support ssl in outlook express.My Internet provider wants us to use port 465 for smtp  and port 995 for pop3.When i change to these ports ,the internet mail module does not appear to be working.It is not showing mail as being scanned incoming or out going according to the counter.I run windows xp professional and comodo firewall .My internet provider is ATT

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Re: internet mail module
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2007, 05:06:30 PM »
Avast mail scanner doesn't support SSL (Secure Socket Layer) connections. But take a look here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=10428.0 to see how to set up secure email with avast!.

There is an explanation of this here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=28150.msg229981#msg229981

Since SSL/TLS e-mail is encrypted and decrypted in the client, external virus scanners (including avast!) can't read or scan it. The solution is to pass e-mail in and out un-encrypted from your client (Outlook Express, Thunderbird, ...) to a proxy program (Stunnel) that does the actual ssl or tls encryption/decryption of the pop3/smtp e-mail and communicates directly with the ISP server on the appropriate ports. Download here: http://www.stunnel.org/download/binaries.html
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