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Offline Chad

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MSN Messenger & Avast AntiVirus
« on: July 24, 2003, 03:21:26 PM »
i noticed when i had Avast AntiVirus an msn messenger booting at the same time (when windows xp professional + sp1 is booting) that msn messenger checks for email an then Avast says port 25 already inuse an something bout cant protect email or something....


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      Chad...
« Last Edit: July 24, 2003, 03:25:24 PM by Chad »

Offline Michal Zrůbecký

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Re:MSN Messenger & Avast AntiVirus
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2003, 03:27:37 PM »
  If the POP(3), SMTP or IMAP port is already used by another program,
  you need to change that port numbers. The default values are:
  POP(3) - 110
  SMTP   - 25
  IMAP   - 143
  It is necessary to change that that ports, otherwise avast! can scan
  your mail - you can increase the numbers e. g. by one.

  1) Close your Outlook Express
  2) In Notepad open the file AVAST4.INI (it is in
     C:\PROGRAM FILES\ALWIL SOFTWARE\AVAST4\DATA)
  3) Into the section [MailScanner] insert these rows (or change them,
     if they already exist):
     SmtpListen=127.0.0.1:26
     PopListen=127.0.0.1:111
     ImapListen=127.0.0.1:144
  4) Save the file
  5) Start Outlook Express
  6) Choose TOOLS -> ACCOUNTS
  7) Select your mail account and press PROPERTIES
  8) Select ADVANCED
  9) Change the port numbers to the same values as in step 3)
  10) Confirm changes
  11) Restart your computer

NOTE: This is an example for Outlook Express! If you use different e-mail client, the procedure is similar.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2003, 03:34:33 PM by odpad »
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Offline Chad

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Re:MSN Messenger & Avast AntiVirus
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2003, 03:30:20 PM »
Thank You!