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Avast update with local SMTP
« on: November 25, 2004, 09:27:26 PM »
Hi, I own a Windows XP SP2, and since the 4.5 update I've been having problems to send mail. My exact situation, is that I have IIS smtp service installed, so I can send mail from anywhere.

Every time I try to send an e-mail, I receive the following error (In Outlook 2003):

Task 'XXXXXXX - Sending' reported error (0x800CCC78) : 'Unable to send the message. Please verify the e-mail address in your account properties.  The server responded: 550 no SMTP server defined. Use avast! Mail Protection Wizard to configure it.'

I look at my SMTP server, and it is localhost, as it is normal for Avast.
The only way I can fix this, is closing outlook, starting the Mail Wizard, and selecting "automatically remove protection from all accounts", but every time I restart my computer, The problem will com back

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Re:Avast update with local SMTP
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2004, 09:32:24 PM »
Upgrade to 4.5.536 and let us know if the problem is solved.

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Re:Avast update with local SMTP
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2004, 09:34:34 PM »
You basically need to configure your mail client as if avast was not installed. Mail scanning in avast 4.5 works transparently.

http://www.avast.com/eng/after_updating_to_ve.html

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The only way I can fix this, is closing outlook, starting the Mail Wizard, and selecting "automatically remove protection from all accounts", but every time I restart my computer, The problem will com back


Are you saying that some other process keeps restoring the 127.0.0.1 server values in Outlook?


BTW are you using a firewall? If so, which one?


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Re:Avast update with local SMTP
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2004, 09:37:55 PM »
The problem is, I really have my SMTP on 127.0.0.1, or localhost..., so the change in it doesn't matter, plus, I checked my ports, and they are configured OK.

Remember, this only happens when I restart My PC

I'm in the process of downloading the beta version, wait for news....

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Re:Avast update with local SMTP
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2004, 09:41:07 PM »
Well.

Try deleting the following values

PopListen=127.0.0.1:110
SmtpListen=127.0.0.1:25
ImapListen=127.0.0.1:143

from the file <avast>\data\avast4.ini.

I'm wondering - haven't you ever gotten a warning that some of the ports (25, 110, 143) is already occupied? (Either with avast 4.1 or 4.5)


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Re:Avast update with local SMTP
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2004, 10:27:29 PM »
I Never see that one... strange....

Vlk, thanks for your help, edited the avast.ini, and all worked wonderful...

Eddy, thanks for your suggestion, but I prefer not to install betas on my production laptop.