Does Dr.Web spIDer Mail scan IMAP?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by sard, Jul 30, 2005.

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  1. sard

    sard Registered Member

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    I just want to check if I can disable it as I only use IMAP and I seem to remember it's POP only. I suppose it will still detect stuff when I come to open the attachments anyway.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Blackcat

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    I have very rarely used the SpiderMail component of Dr Web but as far as I know it only checks clients on the POP3 protocol.

    BUT any attachments in IMAP mail that you download will land on your hard drive and will therefore be scanned by SpiderGuard when attempting to open the file.
     
  3. fifo98

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    yes, SpIDer Mail scans IMAP and NNTP traffic. moreover, IMAP's scanned in both direction.
     
  4. Blackcat

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    Only just available from yesterday, with the latest updated SpIDer Mail.
     
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    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    I, too, have Spider Mail turned off.

    I use PopPeeper as my email client. It is configured to receive all messages as plain text regardless of which format they arrive in. If I decide to actually open/look at an attachment (which I rarely do) I first scan it with DrWeb & A-squared. Such being the case, do I really need to use Spider Mail?
     
  7. sergeyko

    sergeyko AV Expert

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    No, of course the way you do is pretty safe one. SpiderMail is a utility to make email reading safer for those who don't want perform additional action, set often uncomfortable options in their email clients, for usual users actually :).
     
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