Author Topic: Should I disable Internet Mail and Outlook/Exchange services?  (Read 6749 times)

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taksina

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I'm a new, happy user of avast! 4.8 Home on Windows 7 beta (32-bit). I'm happy to report it runs without a glitch here. Thanks a million for a great product  ;D

Two questions: I use Gmail (Internet-based, not POP) but I also have Outlook 2003 to keep my Contacts and Calendar. Should I disable Internet Mail and/or Outlook Exchange on-access protection to save some memory?

Also, for P2P and Instant Messaging, is it advisable to tick only the programs I use under "Customize"? Will everything run faster if I limit avast! to monitor only the ones I actually use or it doesn't make any difference?

Thanks in advance.

 

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Re: Should I disable Internet Mail and Outlook/Exchange services?
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2009, 03:24:46 AM »
Welcome to the forums, even though your post is in the wrong one, hopefully one of the moderators will move it to the avast 4.x Home/Pro forum, http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2.0.

If you have no intention of using the email function of Outlook 2003 you can terminate the avast Outlook/Exchange provider.

Not only do I not recommend you disable the Internet Mail provider, I would suggest you set to High sensitivity. If you have an undetected or hidden trojan spambot on your system (they come with their own SMTP process) the Internet Mail provider would notice multiple emails in a given period. This could be your first and only indication your infected and sending out spam.

I would tend to leave them all ticked as it doesn't use any additional resources (nor will it run faster) and if you happen to try one later you don't have to remember to enable it inclusion for monitoring.
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Re: Should I disable Internet Mail and Outlook/Exchange services?
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2009, 03:39:05 AM »
Thank you for your advice.  I'm sorry I posted this on the wrong forum and couldn't find this post that I made earlier.

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Re: Should I disable Internet Mail and Outlook/Exchange services?
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2009, 03:44:16 AM »
You're welcome.
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