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Offline balm

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Re: More secure to access gmail on the web or thru mail client and Avast?
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2010, 04:49:36 PM »
gargamel360, Vladimyr, Asyn, thanks all for your help, im getting better understanding...

1. i guess i was thinking if Avast MailShield isnt set up properly, or misses something, then the mail thru mail client is more risky since its downloaded to computer, as opposed to webmail...is this incorrect?


2. my ISP (sympatico) say its safest to access mail thru them, directly or thru mail client, either case as compare to webmail, what???



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Re: More secure to access gmail on the web or thru mail client and Avast?
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2010, 06:52:59 PM »

so i assume this is outdated....
It does need to be updated.

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in the browser it acts strange, each time i change pages, it adds more and more of the rating icons up to 6 of them, and the more information option is always blank??? not giving me much confidence its working.
I notice that when I do a Google search sometimes but I ignore it.

Have you un-installed McAfee SiteAdvisor as having both is redundant and can cause problems with Finjan Secure Browsing.

I use Sympatico as my ISP and I use Windows Live Mail 2011 for regular POP3 and Hotmail but not for Gmail that I use natively as I have never needed to set it up:
How to Access a Gmail Account in Windows Live Mail
http://email.about.com/od/livemaildesktoptips/qt/et_get_gmail.htm
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Re: More secure to access gmail on the web or thru mail client and Avast?
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2010, 08:57:11 PM »
To me it's 6 of one and a half dozen of the other. I think both ways would be equally secure. I prefer to centralize my email accounts with an email client. I use Outlook Express but Outlook, Windows Mail or Thunderbird (if you can get it to work, I never could) are other alternatives.

If you are using Firefox you can use Addons for Yahoo, Hotmail and Google mail

The Addons work for me.  They notify you on the FF taskbar if any new email has arrived at those accounts.  You then just click on the iocon and it takes you to the webpage for Yahoo, Hotmail or Google email respectively.

The downside is that you have to open the respective webpages though they can be opened in a separate tab to read your email whereas Thunderbird will pop up the incoming message header while you are in FF.

The upside is that they work and there is very little setup that even a five year old can do.

One other downside is that addons; i.e. extensions in FF use memory.  How much memory these addons in particular use I do not know. 
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Re: More secure to access gmail on the web or thru mail client and Avast?
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2010, 11:54:25 PM »

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I use Thunderbird (IMAP) for all my accounts, including GMail, and I don't see how it can be anything but safer to have avast! scan incoming mail as it is accessed by the client in addition to the protection inherent in GMail.
This is also the case with Outlook Express. I use it for GMX, Gmail and Hotmail. I also can retrieve Yahoo mail using a little program called FreePops. When I check the headers for my GMX mail in Outlook Express, it says that the mail was scanned by both the antivirus in GMX (Norton although it doesn't actually say that) and Avast!. I turn off the Spam filters at the websites and let SpamFighter handle that in Outlook Express. The setup works very well and It also works the same way with Windows Mail or Outlook. Thunderbird I could never get to work with all of my mail providers. I get all my mail via POP3 though. I've never used IMAP.
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Re: More secure to access gmail on the web or thru mail client and Avast?
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2010, 03:52:06 AM »
YoKenny,

  
i cant trust Finjan, everything is green check marks, not a single red mark, also a few of the ones MCAffe flagged as dangerous are green with finjan, what???


also not loading correctly on Windows 7, could my IE setting be causing aproblem, never had any issues before....
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Re: More secure to access gmail on the web or thru mail client and Avast?
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2010, 10:21:45 AM »
I use WOT instead of Mcafee or Finjan.
http://www.mywot.com/
What do you guys think of that add-on?

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Re: More secure to access gmail on the web or thru mail client and Avast?
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2010, 10:24:45 AM »
I use WOT instead of Mcafee or Finjan.
http://www.mywot.com/
What do you guys think of that add-on?

It's too user biased, imo...
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Re: More secure to access gmail on the web or thru mail client and Avast?
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2010, 10:45:14 AM »
Finjan SecureBrowsing is not supported in Firefox 3.6.12.  I don't use IE, so I cannot comment on that.
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Re: More secure to access gmail on the web or thru mail client and Avast?
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2010, 11:55:58 AM »
I use WOT instead of Mcafee or Finjan.
http://www.mywot.com/
What do you guys think of that add-on?
It's too user biased, imo...
asyn
Finjan SecureBrowsing is not supported in Firefox 3.6.12.  I don't use IE, so I cannot comment on that.
And then we only have  Mcafee next to webshield of Avast... :(

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Re: More secure to access gmail on the web or thru mail client and Avast?
« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2010, 11:59:39 AM »
And then we only have  Mcafee next to webshield of Avast... :(

I'm not sure, what you want to achieve...??
The webshield blocks dangerous sites, what else do you want/need..??
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Re: More secure to access gmail on the web or thru mail client and Avast?
« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2010, 12:10:44 PM »
And then we only have  Mcafee next to webshield of Avast... :(

I'm not sure, what you want to achieve...??
The webshield blocks dangerous sites, what else do you want/need..??
asyn

I like it when i use Google or Bing that I can see in the results if the site is trusted or not.
It stopes me from going to bad sites before the webshield kicks in.
See this link from Gizmo's:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/best-internet-safety-check.htm
They can explain it better than me.

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Re: More secure to access gmail on the web or thru mail client and Avast?
« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2010, 01:07:08 PM »
YoKenny,

  
i cant trust Finjan, everything is green check marks, not a single red mark, also a few of the ones MCAffe flagged as dangerous are green with finjan, what???


also not loading correctly on Windows 7, could my IE setting be causing aproblem, never had any issues before....

No problem for me so maybe your IE settings are the problem but I do not use IE8 on Windows 7 any more:
http://securebrowsing.finjan.com/statistics.html

This may be of help:
Reset Internet Explorer 8 settings
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows-vista/Reset-Internet-Explorer-8-settings
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Re: More secure to access gmail on the web or thru mail client and Avast?
« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2010, 02:02:34 PM »
See this link from Gizmo's:
They can explain it better than me.

Sorry, but why shoud I read a link, while you are the one to tell what you want/need...??
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Re: More secure to access gmail on the web or thru mail client and Avast?
« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2010, 08:30:32 PM »
I use WOT instead of Mcafee or Finjan.
http://www.mywot.com/
What do you guys think of that add-on?
Never have used any of them  ;D
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Re: More secure to access gmail on the web or thru mail client and Avast?
« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2010, 09:03:25 PM »
YoKenny,


when i manually force the page refresh, the multiple check mark icons, become single marks again....i played with the temp. internet files memory setting , but it doesnt help, i still have to click the refresh icon to make the finjan check marks reduce to a single mark per
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