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Avast! + Spamihilator - how to!
« on: April 01, 2004, 01:17:05 PM »
Hi to everyone,

I wanto to share with you a problem that I have just resolved.

I was using Norton Antivirus with Spamihilator, yesterday the Norton licence has exipred and I've choose Avast! The program is great, I'm very satifate of my chioce.

After the installation process the program showed me a pop up windows with something like "the port 110 is alredy used by another program, so I can't scan your incoming mail" written on.

I have serched in this forum, but I didn't find an aswer. I found what I need on the Spamihilator FAQ.

So ... this is the solution :

Change the port in the Spamihilator setting from 110 to 120 (the number 120 has been suggested by the developer of the program).

Do the samething in each of your email account settings (proprietis > advanced settings)

Now they are working together !!

I hope to be usefull for you guys.

PS : please forgive my english mistake


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Re:Avast! + Spamihilator - how to!
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2004, 02:10:58 PM »
To correct set Spamihilator to be used with avast! scanning the e-mail messages, first you have to solve the socket error when Spamihilator opens, since both programs (Spamihilator and avast!) want to use the POP3 port 110.
Please read the Spamihilator FAQ.
Please make sure that you change your POP3 port both in your e-mail client (for example, in Outlook Express, in each account, see Tools> Accounts > Properties > Advanced) and Spamihilator to 120, for example.

After that you have to change the username in your e-mail-client to something like that:

Incoming mail: localhost
Account name: localhost&yourUsername#yourPOP3Server&110
Incoming mail:
Account name:

And you have to change avast4.ini file like the following:

Open the Avast4\Data\Avast4.ini file and go to [Mail scanner] section. If you change any items while the mail scanner is running, the new values will be loaded and used immediately after you save the avast4.ini file.
Mail scanner works as a simple SMTP/POP3/IMAP proxy server. It means that your mail program must be configured so that it sends requests to the Mail scanner, and the Mail scanner forwards them to the appro-priate SMTP (POP3, IMAP) server.

The Mail scanner uses ports 25, 110 and 143 of your computer. If you want to use Spamihilator (which uses these ports as well), it is necessary to properly set the items DefaultSmtpServer, DefaultPopServer and DefaultImapServer. For example, if you want to configure your system so that the Mail scanner "sits be-tween" your mail program and a SMTP/POP3 server running on the same computer, configure items *Listen as above and add:


If you want the Mail scanner to scan mails for other computers too, it is necessary to allow connection acceptance also from other addresses than local. You achieve this by changing the items *Listen and setting the item Trust.

Example: is the address of one of the network cards on the server through which the computers with addresses and are connected

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Re:Avast! + Spamihilator - how to!
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2004, 07:34:55 PM »
Thank you.

I didn't used all this advanced setting but it worked anyway.

bye  8)
« Last Edit: April 01, 2004, 07:39:00 PM by AndreA »