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    Default About Avast

    Hi,
    I've installed Avast. Does it scan incoming mail using Thunderbird? I know it mentioned Outlook.
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    Default Re: About Avast

    Quote Originally Posted by Pauline
    Hi,
    I've installed Avast. Does it scan incoming mail using Thunderbird? I know it mentioned Outlook.
    Thanks Pauline.
    I am sorry I don't know.

    I'm not inclined right now to download and install thunderbird to find out.
    Avast works for me so far.

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    Hi Elephant,
    What email programme do you use?
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    Default Re: About Avast

    Hi Pauline

    I found this list of Antivirus compatible programs for Thunderbird - here. It looks like it should work fine if you have version 0.9 or 1.0+ of Thunderbird.

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    Default Re: About Avast

    From Avast's website (my emphasis in bold):

    E-mail/News protection consists of two independent modules; first, there is a generic scanner working on the SMTP/POP3/IMAP4/NNTP protocol level. It is capable of protecting any existing e-mail client that uses these protocols. Second, there is a special plugin for MS Outlook only; the mail scanning is completely transparent, requiring no special settings.
    I use Eudora myself and it works very well.

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    Default Re: About Avast

    Quote Originally Posted by FoxyMX
    E-mail/News protection consists of two independent modules; first, there is a generic scanner working on the SMTP/POP3/IMAP4/NNTP protocol level. It is capable of protecting any existing e-mail client that uses these protocols
    if you run win9x/me it uses the old 127.0.0.1 style of connection for the scanner which seems to be causing me a few problems so back to AVG for me.
    Tweak it till it breaks

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    Avast scans Pegasus emails on WinXP for me. AVG did not.
    I would think Avast would do Thunderbird, except for Tweak's comment above.
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    Default Re: About Avast

    Hi,
    I have had Avast for yonks and use only Tbird and it works fine

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    Pauline,

    Yes it does.

    Example A

    avast! Antivirus: Inbound message clean.

    Virus Database (VPS): 0532-5, 12/08/2005
    Tested on: 13/08/2005 4:56:05 p.m.
    avast! - copyright (c) 2000-2004 ALWIL Software.



    Example B

    avast! Antivirus: Outbound message clean.

    Virus Database (VPS): 0532-5, 12/08/2005
    Tested on: 13/08/2005 2:07:26 p.m.
    avast! - copyright (c) 2000-2004 ALWIL Software.

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    Default Re: About Avast

    Thanks for the replies,
    I was expecting to see something to say that it was scanning incoming mail or having a verification thing on the email.
    It did say that it checked Outlook/Exchange.
    So far I am impressed with it. It found a Trojan that's been in Temp Int files since Nov last year, AVG never showed it up.
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