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Re: Mail Shield Avast Free 6.0.1367 - Does it scan Online email accounts ?
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2012, 10:10:23 PM »
I got no yahoo mail so I can't tell you. Check the mail settings in Yahoo mail and see if full https is offered or not. If you can turn on full https then you'll be definitely safer from eavesdropping. Then the web shield won't be able to scan but it doesn't matter, if you download anything (mail attachments) infected the file shield will intercept it.
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Re: Mail Shield Avast Free 6.0.1367 - Does it scan Online email accounts ?
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2012, 11:40:25 PM »
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The SSL settings is only if you use a mail client, like outlook / outlook express / thunderbird etc

avast! 6.x: Some e-mails are not scanned by the Mail Shield
http://support.avast.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=842&nav=0



when you use web mail there are no settings.....you just logg inn

I have no problem with my email client Outlook.  It scans all emails and gives message clean/not clean inbound/outbound.

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I got no yahoo mail so I can't tell you. Check the mail settings in Yahoo mail and see if full https is offered or not. If you can turn on full https then you'll be definitely safer from eavesdropping. Then the web shield won't be able to scan but it doesn't matter, if you download anything (mail attachments) infected the file shield will intercept it.
The full https; with strong encryption is only on the sign in page, but it seems to me if web or file shield will take care of the http: non-encrypted when signed in then the system should be covered either way, or have I got this wrong? 



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Re: Mail Shield Avast Free 6.0.1367 - Does it scan Online email accounts ?
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2012, 11:50:09 PM »
Generally the logon page will be https, but on successful logon the actual email traffic may be in normal http (just check the subsequent browser address window). So it is likely that it will then be monitored.
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Re: Mail Shield Avast Free 6.0.1367 - Does it scan Online email accounts ?
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2012, 11:53:58 PM »
Generally the logon page will be https, but on successful logon the actual email traffic may be in normal http (just check the subsequent browser address window). So it is likely that it will then be monitored.

That sounds good, and thank you very much for all the help.   :)
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Re: Mail Shield Avast Free 6.0.1367 - Does it scan Online email accounts ?
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2012, 11:54:54 PM »
It is explained here
http://www.webmonkey.com/2011/03/https-is-more-secure-why-isnt-the-web-using-it-today/

And You find more if you Google   Why is there only https at logg in

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Re: Mail Shield Avast Free 6.0.1367 - Does it scan Online email accounts ?
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2012, 12:59:00 AM »
Generally the logon page will be https, but on successful logon the actual email traffic may be in normal http (just check the subsequent browser address window). So it is likely that it will then be monitored.

That sounds good, and thank you very much for all the help.   :)

You're welcome.
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Re: Mail Shield Avast Free 6.0.1367 - Does it scan Online email accounts ?
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2012, 03:40:39 AM »
It is explained here
http://www.webmonkey.com/2011/03/https-is-more-secure-why-isnt-the-web-using-it-today/

And You find more if you Google   Why is there only https at logg in


Thanks for the interesting article on https:, much appreciated.  The tech people @ my ISP had really no answer why only the login page is encrypted. Also they don't make policy...If only you could get all you would want like secure http: for all your online account pages, eh.............
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Re: Mail Shield Avast Free 6.0.1367 - Does it scan Online email accounts ?
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2012, 03:45:49 AM »
Well that is what is needed to protect your user name and password whilst logging on.
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