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medicalstudent9

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avast! version 4.1 home edition - email question
« on: August 01, 2004, 03:27:09 AM »
hello all

thanks for any help you can give me. just installed avast home 4.1 and have a question about yahoo email. does avast scan yahoo email? if so I dont see any messages like "avast - email clean" or anything on the email and i turned that option "on" in the on access scanner. thanks for any help

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techie101

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Re:avast! version 4.1 home edition - email question
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2004, 03:33:10 AM »
medstu,

Avast only scans email which uses POP3 and SMTP protocols.
Yahoo mail is webmail and does not use the standard protocols. Avast will not scan them.

Sorry.  :-[

medicalstudent9

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Re:avast! version 4.1 home edition - email question
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2004, 03:34:10 AM »
thats what i thought

thanks a million for your quick answer


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Amerk_5

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Re:avast! version 4.1 home edition - email question
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2004, 07:01:37 AM »
If you use YahooPOPs to download your Yahoo mail to a mail client such as Outlook or Mozilla Mail you can set up avast to scan incoming & outgoing messages.

All attachments in Yahoo mail are already scanned by Norton before you download them so you're already pretty safe.

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Re:avast! version 4.1 home edition - email question
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2004, 04:47:54 PM »
All attachments in Yahoo mail are already scanned by Norton before you download them so you're already pretty safe.

Are you sure? Isn't it a matter of each ISP, I mean, all yahoo mail are clean regard of the ISP used? Who scans the email?  ::)
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Amerk_5

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Re:avast! version 4.1 home edition - email question
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2004, 07:29:48 PM »
If you receive an attachment in your mail you have a link that says "Scan and Download Attachment". The only way to download the attachment is to click that link which scan it.

Here's a link that talks about Yahoo Mail & Virus Protection.
http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/mail/anti-virus/

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Re:avast! version 4.1 home edition - email question
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2004, 08:32:48 PM »
Thanks Amerk, I thought (wrongly) that you were talking about pop3 email not webmail... For webmail, ok, you're right. Thanks for your time and explanation  ;)
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Amerk_5

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Re:avast! version 4.1 home edition - email question
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2004, 10:17:56 PM »
Not a problem Technical. You're welcome.