Windows Live Mail and Avast!

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by lorry, May 14, 2009.

  1. lorry

    lorry Guest

    :confused:Hi Folks,

    Can someone please tell me if Avast works with Windows Live Mail. Does
    Avast scan the incoming and outgoing emails? I have been using Avast
    with WLM for a few months now and I'm confused if Avast scans the
    emails. I am using Vista Home Premium on a 64 bit OS.
    I would be very appreciative if some one out there who has knowledge of
    this and can tell me.
    This is my first time on this forum so hopefully you can help me.
    Thank you,
    Lorry


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    lorry
     
    lorry, May 14, 2009
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  2. By default Avast does scan emails.
    For an explanation of why email scanning is not recommended, see
    http://thundercloud.net/infoave/tutorials/email-scanning/index.htm

    Also, the originator of the email scanning concept admits that it
    is redundant and unnecessary:
    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nav.nsf/docid/2002111812533106

    To prevent the possibility of Avast's scanning corrupting your mail
    account, do the following: Uninstall Avast, then reinstall, but select
    'custom' install, which then allows you to unselect installing its
    troublesome email scanning module.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


    "lorry" <> wrote in message news:...
    >
    > :confused:Hi Folks,
    >
    > Can someone please tell me if Avast works with Windows Live Mail. Does
    > Avast scan the incoming and outgoing emails? I have been using Avast
    > with WLM for a few months now and I'm confused if Avast scans the
    > emails. I am using Vista Home Premium on a 64 bit OS.
    > I would be very appreciative if some one out there who has knowledge of
    > this and can tell me.
    > This is my first time on this forum so hopefully you can help me.
    > Thank you,
    > Lorry
    >
    >
    > --
    > lorry
     
    Gary VanderMolen, May 14, 2009
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  3. lorry

    lorry Guest

    Hi Gary,

    Thank you so much for your answer. It makes so much sense now. I have
    read the link you sent and I feel so much better knowing that I'm still
    protected. I run a scan on my computer on a daily basis and have never
    had a virus so obviously Avast is doing the job. Thank you once again
    for your answers and I also know now I can go to this forum for any kind
    of help with people like you to answer these questions. Thank you ever
    so much.
    Lorraine


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    lorry
     
    lorry, May 14, 2009
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  4. lorry

    Bill Guest

    "lorry" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > :confused:Hi Folks,
    >
    > Can someone please tell me if Avast works with Windows Live Mail. Does
    > Avast scan the incoming and outgoing emails? I have been using Avast
    > with WLM for a few months now and I'm confused if Avast scans the
    > emails. I am using Vista Home Premium on a 64 bit OS.
    > I would be very appreciative if some one out there who has knowledge of
    > this and can tell me.
    > This is my first time on this forum so hopefully you can help me.
    > Thank you,
    > Lorry
    >
    >
    > --
    > lorry


    Avast does work with my WLM v14. But having read Gary's post below I may
    just disable that module

    Good topic
    Bill
     
    Bill, May 14, 2009
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  5. lorry

    N. Miller Guest

    On Thu, 14 May 2009 07:21:38 -0500, lorry wrote:

    > Thank you so much for your answer. It makes so much sense now. I have
    > read the link you sent and I feel so much better knowing that I'm still
    > protected. I run a scan on my computer on a daily basis and have never
    > had a virus so obviously Avast is doing the job. Thank you once again
    > for your answers and I also know now I can go to this forum for any kind
    > of help with people like you to answer these questions. Thank you ever
    > so much.


    I have long installed AV without email scanning. The last time somebody sent
    me an email with a virus attached, even the on access, memory resident
    scanner missed it, due to the newness of the malware. AV should be
    considered a backup to your own sensibility. Even though my AV did not alert
    on the attachment, the conditions were suspicious (I did not know the
    sender). Your only protection against such a "Zero Day" virus is your own
    alertness.

    --
    Norman
    ~Oh Lord, why have you come
    ~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum
     
    N. Miller, May 14, 2009
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  6. lorry

    lorry Guest

    :D
    Thank you every one for your replies you have all been wonderful in
    helping.
    I never open emails if I don't know who the sender is and of course if
    I know they are definitly spam as they all go into my Junk folder to be
    deleted.
    Thank you all for your help.
    Kind regards,
    Lorraine


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    lorry
     
    lorry, May 14, 2009
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