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Offline Proteus93

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Re:avast not scanning incoming email in thunderbird
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2004, 10:36:15 AM »
Strange that it's having difficulties with the specific settings. I sent off a mailing from my home account (also running Thunderbird 0.6) to my Hotmail account to give it a self-test, and the following just arrived (all headers are on, so don't mind the mailing info):

From :  Sean Nelson <proteus93@shaw.ca>
Sent :  May 29, 2004 2:27:43 AM
To :  proteus93@hotmail.com
Subject :  Email AV scan Test
 
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MIME-Version: 1.0
Received: from pd2mo1so.prod.shaw.ca ([24.71.223.10]) by mc9-f3.hotmail.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC(5.0.2195.6824); Sat, 29 May 2004 01:30:27 -0700
Received: from pd5mr5so.prod.shaw.ca (pd5mr5so-qfe3.prod.shaw.ca [10.0.141.181]) by l-daemon (iPlanet Messaging Server 5.2 HotFix 1.18 (built Jul 28 2003)) with ESMTP id <0HYG00M0CVJX1J@l-daemon> for proteus93@hotmail.com; Sat, 29 May 2004 02:28:45 -0600 (MDT)
Received: from pn2ml1so.prod.shaw.ca ([10.0.121.145]) by pd5mr5so.prod.shaw.ca (Sun ONE Messaging Server 6.0 HotFix 1.01 (built Mar 15 2004)) with ESMTP id <0HYG007UGVJXMVJ0@pd5mr5so.prod.shaw.ca> for proteus93@hotmail.com; Sat, 29 May 2004 02:28:45 -0600 (MDT)
Received: from 93 (S010600091d0078fe.rd.shawcable.net [24.64.50.2]) by l-daemon (iPlanet Messaging Server 5.2 HotFix 1.18 (built Jul 28 2003)) with ESMTP id <0HYG00B6BVJW17@l-daemon> for proteus93@hotmail.com; Sat, 29 May 2004 02:28:45 -0600 (MDT)
X-Message-Info: JGTYoYF78jH9ZBEvSvrRxpZtlA9Pxq7o
Message-id: <40B8497F.60105@shaw.ca>
X-Accept-Language: en-us, en
User-Agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 0.6 (Windows/20040502)
X-Antivirus: avast! (VPS 0422-1, 05/27/2004), Outbound message
X-Antivirus-Status: Clean

Return-Path: proteus93@shaw.ca
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 29 May 2004 08:30:27.0873 (UTC) FILETIME=[32214910:01C44557]

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Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset=us-ascii
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7BIT

 
Testing SMTP scanning under Avast! mail protection.


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avast! Antivirus: Outbound message clean.
Virus Database (VPS): 0422-1, 05/27/2004
Tested on: 5/29/2004 2:27:49 AM
avast! - copyright (c) 2000-2004 ALWIL Software.
http://www.avast.com
 
 
 It would appear that everything is working here, so I'll take a dig through there and see if I can find anything that may be different in my settings for it. I don't believe I made any physical changes to the server settings within Thunderbird itself with the wizard, though.

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Re:avast not scanning incoming email in thunderbird
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2004, 01:16:30 PM »
Currently avast doesn't scan web based (http) email, I don't know if that is likely to change in the near future. It is not using the pop3 protocol and as such is not scanned by the Mail scanner.

The thread below can provide more info, you can also use the search button at the top of every page and enter 'hotmail' without the quotes and this will bring up much more.

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=4463;start=msg32623#msg32623

I use another program MailWasher pro to filter spam and any other unwanted email on my hotmail account. The beauty of this is that it examines the email at source (on the hotmail server) without downloading it. You can then delete those you have selected from the server and download the rest using your email program.

Unfortunate but that's the reality.

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Re:avast not scanning incoming email in thunderbird
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2004, 02:04:05 PM »
Are you referring to the previous poster?  I am not using http mail.  :)

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Re:avast not scanning incoming email in thunderbird
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2004, 04:40:26 PM »
Are you referring to the previous poster?  I am not using http mail.  :)

Yes reply was to previous post of - Proteus93. I was just pointing out that inbound hotmail won't be scanned, if (as I thought probably wrongly) he was looking for an inbound X-Antivirus: avast! entry

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Re:avast not scanning incoming email in thunderbird
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2004, 01:19:36 AM »
DavidR,

Do you frequent CPF?

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Re:avast not scanning incoming email in thunderbird
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2004, 01:41:51 PM »
Do you frequent CPF?
??? I don't know what initials CPF are, so probably not.
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