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Offline LfmC

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Avast and SSL (gmail) - is there a simple solution?
« on: March 23, 2011, 07:09:58 AM »
This is quite a big security hole, and one that needs a simple solution ASAP IMO. gmail is here to stay, as is avast, but expecting users to install additional software just to get avast to scan their email is a bit of a stretch...
So my question is: Is there a simple way get avast internet security to scan gmail?

Win7 x64/Thunderbird/gmail
« Last Edit: March 23, 2011, 07:27:28 AM by LfmC »

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Re: Avast and SSL (gmail) - is there a simple solution?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2011, 07:49:37 AM »
yes, if you sett it up correct   ;)

all attachments will be scanned by the file shield if you save or open!

avast! 5.x: Some e-mails are not scanned by the Mail Shield
http://support.avast.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=458


OBS: Google is protecting all gmail accounts with Postini spam/virus filter using twin AV engines from McAfee and Authentium
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10276548-83.html
« Last Edit: March 23, 2011, 07:55:16 AM by Pondus »
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Re: Avast and SSL (gmail) - is there a simple solution?
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2011, 08:11:38 AM »
Thanks for the reply.
..so essentially I disable SSL in Thunderbird and let avast handle the encryption? Is this safe?

Since the instructions are only for Outlook (kind of shortsighted IMO) i don't know if I need to disable both incoming and outgoing server security?
I've disabled incoming from SSL/TLS to none, but outgoing server (SMTP) is still on STARTTLS. Do I need to set that to NONE as well?

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Re: Avast and SSL (gmail) - is there a simple solution?
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2011, 08:15:48 AM »
Yes, you need to disable ALL encryption.

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Re: Avast and SSL (gmail) - is there a simple solution?
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2011, 08:19:08 AM »
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..so essentially I disable SSL in Thunderbird and let avast handle the encryption? Is this safe?
Yes avast will do the SSL

I am not very familiar with Thunderbird but maybe Logos can help you if he see this...
Or try forum search as this has been asked many times before...
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Re: Avast and SSL (gmail) - is there a simple solution?
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2011, 08:35:10 AM »
Done. Thanks. :)

Any way to test if the ssl encryption is working?

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Re: Avast and SSL (gmail) - is there a simple solution?
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2011, 08:37:37 AM »
Any way to test if the ssl encryption is working?

Considering that Google's mailservers will ONLY let you connect when connection is encrypted, you have already tested it.

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Re: Avast and SSL (gmail) - is there a simple solution?
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2011, 08:38:29 AM »
If you can send and recive mail then it is working
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Re: Avast and SSL (gmail) - is there a simple solution?
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2011, 08:44:44 AM »
Excellent! Thanks again guys

 

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