Author Topic: Will be this possible... E-Mail Scanning  (Read 3120 times)

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elunicocharly

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Will be this possible... E-Mail Scanning
« on: September 30, 2004, 06:39:26 AM »
Hi I have the Home version of the product installed, and at home we use as this:

My father uses Outlook for his mail's and calendary...

And me (his son  :D ) use Outlook Express,... just for my mail's..

And here we go with the question:

It's posibble to configure Avast Home, to make the scan mail function in both programs? Or I can only configure Avast for one program?

I hope yes... because we have more than 100.000 viruses rounding there...  :'(

Cheers

Charly from Argentina

P.D.: Sorry for my bad english, if i forgot some word/s or something is bad :(

techie101

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Re:Will be this possible... E-Mail Scanning
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2004, 07:26:51 AM »
elun,

I believe that you mean "Microsoft Outlook/Exchange" and Outlook Express (most likely version 5 or 6)

Avast will work with either.  For it to scan MS Outlook, you will need to have the MS plugin installed.  Check this by right clicking on the A ball in the tray and opening the On Access Protection Module.  See if MS Exchange shows.

IF not, then go to Start/Settings/Control Panel, Add/Remove, and doubleclick on Avast.  You will be given an option to Update/Change.  Open up this option and select Change.  Check the box next to MS Outlook/Exchange and hit Apply and OK to install MS Exchange plugin.

When this is done, run the Mail Protection Wizard from the Start/Programs/Avast.
When you run the MPW, check the box to protect all accounts.

Avast should check either program dependent upon which one opens.

Good luck.

If any further problems, come back here and let me know.

elunicocharly

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Re:Will be this possible... E-Mail Scanning
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2004, 07:50:58 PM »
Thank's Techie again, you always shine my day!! :)

I will try that solution, in my pc and i will tell you what's hapenned... But there are more questions:

Exist some way to configure manually, both protections?
Or I MUST say to wizards to protect all automatically?
Will the SMTP, and POP3, automatically changed?

In other Pc's where I installed Avast, I configure manually the Mail Scanner, and worked great, but in that cases use only 1 program to manage mail.
Can I do the Manual Configuration for Outlook first, and then for Outlook Express?

Cheer's

Charly

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Re:Will be this possible... E-Mail Scanning
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2004, 08:02:57 PM »
Exist some way to configure manually, both protections?

Sure, you can see help file (manual configuration of mail protection) or browse a little into 'FAQ' on my signature. You can see either the link 'Settings' to edit avast4.ini file.

Or I MUST say to wizards to protect all automatically?
Will the SMTP, and POP3, automatically changed?

It's the easiest way... The settings will be done automatically.

Can I do the Manual Configuration for Outlook first, and then for Outlook Express?

Yes you can... but, remember, MS Outlook does not need Internet Mail provider or changes into the account settings. MS Outlook uses the MS Outlook/Exchange plugin of avast to scan messages.

Wellcome to avast!  ;)
« Last Edit: September 30, 2004, 08:03:30 PM by Technical »
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techie101

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Re:Will be this possible... E-Mail Scanning
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2004, 11:22:13 PM »
eluni,

I see my better half got to answer first.   :P

He always does that to me.   ;D

Actually we are in diffferent time zones and mostly are on the forum at opposite times which works out good for users.

His instructions should get you rolling just fine.

Nice to help you.