Thunderbird Email Client Virus Protection

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  1. Braunston

    Braunston Read Only Funster

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    Hi,

    I have just changed over to Thunderbird 3 as my email client as I can't get on with Outlook 2003, and i use the free version of Avast for virus protection, but it doesn't appear to be working with Thunderbird or if it is its doing it very quietly :Rofl1:

    Is there anyway to check if Avast is working I know its running in the background but it doesn't show any signs its checking the mail in or out,

    This has all come about from upgrading to Windows bloody 7 ultimate what a wast of time, my old version of Vista Home Premium and Outlook Express was better.

    Hope that makes sense
     
  2. neilmac

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    I'm using Thunderbird and the lastest (5 I think) Avast.

    If I open up Avast it confirms that my mail shield is working and the boxes are ticked that say its scanning inbound and outgoing emails.

    Hope this helps :Smile:
     
  3. Spacerunner

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    A good anti-virus won't be intrusive, almost invisible in fact.

    I use McAfee, its almost £50 p.a. and it just gets on with the job. The only time I know its there is the daily virus update which I choose to be notified by.
     
  4. 1_man_and_his_dob(lo)

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    Yes, unless you get a virus warning you probably won't know if it's working. Anybody want to send one to Braunston? :Wink:

    I'm running Avast! 4.8 (paid version...business use) on an XP machine that used to run Thunderbird and if I look at the "Warning" log I see a number of lines saying "Signs of <virus name> found in message....". These correspond to the times I got the big warning klaxon and "Panic!" message. I can find no other logs that tell me when the emails were being scanned but nothing was found.
     
  5. Braunston

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    Hi,

    Thanks everyone for your inputs, I have just found that if I open Avast and click on the "Internet Mail" under Installed providers and then go to the "Customise button" which is found to the right-hand side under "Provider Configuration" then under the POP tag if you click on "Insert note into clean messages", and then send yourself a message/email it stamps the bottom stating that Avast has scanned the incoming mail.

    hope that makes sense

    Thanks
     
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