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Offline zalazeel

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Is mail Shield important ?
« on: May 18, 2012, 12:20:04 PM »
Hi everybody ...
You can see from the picture that mail shield is not scanning, and I use windows live mail,yahoo and gmail on a daily basis
do I need to configure it ?

Thank you

Offline Pondus

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Re: Is mail Shield important ?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2012, 12:24:31 PM »
the mail shield only work if you use a mail client and download your mail to the computer.... like outlook / outlook express / thunderbird.......

if you use Webmail then it is scanned as normal web traffic by the webshield

Microsoft protect all MSN / Hotmail / Livemail accounts with Trend Micro AV
Yahoo use Norton
Gmail use postini spam virus filter with twin AV engines from Authentium and McAfee

Offline zalazeel

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Re: Is mail Shield important ?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2012, 12:30:50 PM »
the mail shield only work if you use a mail client and download your mail to the computer.... like outlook / outlook express / thunderbird.......

if you use Webmail then it is scanned as normal web traffic by the webshield

Microsoft protect all MSN / Hotmail / Livemail accounts with Trend Micro AV
Yahoo use Norton
Gmail use postini spam virus filter with twin AV engines from Authentium and McAfee

That was perfect, Thank you so much
ill try outlook just to make sure it is active

Offline Pondus

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Re: Is mail Shield important ?
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2012, 12:42:29 PM »
Hotmail / Livemail will not be scanned unless you sett it up as a POP3 account........ the default DeltaSync will not be scanned  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotmail#DeltaSync


Yahoo and Gmail is SSL accounts   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Socket_Layer

that means you have to sett it up like this to work
http://support.avast.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=842