Windows mail and Antivirus software

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by SuperPlay, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. SuperPlay

    SuperPlay Guest

    Hi Folks

    Does your AV product have to integerate with Windows mail? Or is the
    case no, as emails are stored as flat .eml files your normal file av scanner
    will check the mail at that level?


    Ta
     
    SuperPlay, Jan 30, 2007
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  2. SuperPlay

    Billusa Guest

    Correct -- emails are stored as flat .eml files & your normal file av
    scanner
    will check the mail at that level, when they are written.

    Cheers!
     
    Billusa, Jan 30, 2007
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  3. Setting your anti-virus is a good way to develop problems and has no
    beneficial aspect. Even when not set to scan email the resident part of the
    anti-virus will prevent you from opening or saving a virus.
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Jan 31, 2007
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  4. As Frank indicates, your AV is going to be in memory (mostly) so you don't
    need to have the "scan email" option as that is going to screw up the
    functionality of WinMail (the same caveats apply as indicated here:
    www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3 for OE).

    You can independently use the AV programs to scan the eml and nws files in
    the message store directories and it won't screw up the functionality of
    Windows Mail and result in the loss of all the messages in a folder as it
    did in OE, because the messages are now individually stored and not stored
    en masse.

    That said, turn email scanning off, because otherwise the AV and antispam
    programs try and interpolate themselves between the OS and WinMail and
    INVARIABLY screw up the functionality.

    steve
     
    Steve Cochran, Jan 31, 2007
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  5. SuperPlay

    mail Guest

     
    mail, Jan 31, 2007
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