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Avast and PopFile - Here's how
« on: September 26, 2004, 07:25:54 PM »
I've seen quie a few posts re getting Avast and PopFile to work together. I think the below is an easy to follow, step by step. Instructions are also attached as a TXT


Use My Computer to navigate to:
c:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast\Data
Find the "avast4.ini" file and open it with Notepad.
Scroll down until you find the line:

Highlight everything between [MailScanner] and ShowTrayIcon lines.
Copy the below and paste it in place in the Avast4.ini:


(You are replacing everything between the [MailScanner] and ShowTrayIcon lines with the above.)

Save the file.

That's all for Avast.

MAIL CLIENT (Outlook Express)

Go to Tools > Accounts > Properties
Click the Servers tab
Remember ot write down what is entered in POP3 and SMTP.
Change both the POP3 and SMTP servers to
In Account Name: <original POP3 Server>:<username>

(So, if your original POP3 Server was "" and your username is MickeyMouse, you should have

Check the "My Server requires authentication" box and then the "Setting" button.
Click the "Log on using" choice and in "Account name" enter:
 <username>#<original SMTP server>
Type in your password/

(So, if your original SMTP Server was "" and your username is MickeyMouse, you should have

Click OK.
Go to the Advanced tab (at top of panel)

Change the Incoming mail (POP3) port from 110 to 8110

Click APPLY and OK

That completes the Mail Client changes.


Start the PopFile GUI and click the Advanced tab.
Scroll down and verify:

pop3_port: 110
pop3_secure_port: 110

Click the "UPDATE" button

close everything. Reboot the machine.

You will now have Avast and PopFile working.

The Avast Inbound and Outbound messages will be on e-mails.
Check it by sending e-mail to yourself.

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Re:Avast and PopFile - Here's how
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2004, 08:31:37 PM »
Thanks for posting...
Definetively, this 'how-to' threads help a lot of users  8)
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