Windows Mail and McAffee conflicts?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Qfreed, Aug 21, 2007.

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    Qfreed Guest

    I've read many posts on this fdiscussion group stating that WM is not
    compatable with McAffee or Symantec's Security programs. I use both WM (3
    POP3 accounts)and Windows Live Hotmail along with McAffee anti-virus
    programs. McAffee is set to do e-mail scanning. I've been using them for
    several months and have had no problems sending or receiving mail. What kind
    of problems should I be on the lookout for?
    Qfreed, Aug 21, 2007
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    Julian Guest

    Actually the many posts you have read point out that it is in fact
    Norton and McAfee that are not compatible with Vista!!!

    The notion that an OS should be written to be compatible
    with one or two... or in fact any... particular third party POS
    is bizarre to the max. Totally ludicrous and most likely
    impossible considering the 10's if not 100's of thousands
    of products on the market.

    Your suggestion is akin to going to a locksmith and
    asking him to cut a lock to fit your key.

    You won't need to "look out" for the problems because
    when they happen you won't be able to not notice.

    The problems tend to be one or a combination of the following...
    Unable to receive mail, unable to send mail, un deleteable
    messages stuck in Inbox, Outbox, and a variety of folders.
    Julian, Aug 21, 2007
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    brink Guest

    Hi Qfreed

    I would uninstall it quick before the McAfee timebomb goes off on you.
    I would use the free Avast instead. It may work fine for a while, the
    boom. You just never know when it will go off

    'Free antivirus - avast! 4 Home Edition

    Some things to look out for
    1. Corrupting Windows Mail and even possibly Vista
    2. Slows down Windows Mail
    3. You get a stuck undeletable message in a mailbox folder
    4. You may not be able to send some attachments
    5. You could loose connection to your email server

    Hope this helps


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    brink, Aug 21, 2007

  4. Email scanning should be turned off in any anti-virus or you will get
    undeletable messages.

    Basically, Norton and McAfee insert hooks too deeply into the operating
    system, slowing it down and eventually causing too many various problems to
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Aug 21, 2007
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    Qfreed Guest

    Thank you. I hate to remove a program that is so far working, but it
    wouldn't be prudent to ignore so many warnings. I suppose the whole purpose
    of these discussion groups is that we learn from other's problems or mistakes
    to avoid experiencing them ourself. Goodbye McAffee.
    Qfreed, Aug 21, 2007
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    Julian Guest

    Good man.

    It does take a leap of faith and that's not easy but I
    assure you it will be OK..

    These groups are amongst the best $0 you can spend.

    Julian, Aug 21, 2007
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