Avast & Foxmail

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by abhi_mittal, Mar 22, 2005.

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  1. abhi_mittal

    abhi_mittal Registered Member

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    I am using Avast Pro 4.6. When I downloaded mails using Foxmail client from my hotmail and yahoo accounts, the email scanner didnt detect 4 viruses! Foxmail uses a hotmail proxy.

    When I ran an on-demand scan, avast detected those 4 viruses and cleaned them.

    Do I need to reconfigure my software so that Avast detects such viruses in real-time?
    Does Avast support Foxmail's hotmail & yahoo proxy?

    Regards,
    Abhishek
     
  2. rdsu

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  3. Arup

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    The Avast mail scanner will work with regular mail ports 25 and 110, Hotmail proxy is not actually a POP, therefore the mail plug in cant support it, you can enable scan on close for standard shield option as well as the web shield.
     
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    meneer Registered Member

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    And when on standard ports, it even neatly configures to integrate with an anti spam filter like K9. Very nicely done :)
     
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