e-mail Client(s) support

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security v3 Beta Forum' started by Pnds, Apr 8, 2007.

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  1. Pnds

    Pnds Registered Member

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    Hi folks!

    I read that information on the eset.eu website:

    Support for other operating systems, processor architectures and mail clients will be added in future test versions.

    Question is: what e-mail clients will be support in the final version? I use Thunderbird (With SSL) and i really love it.. will it supported by ESS and stand-alone AV? Do you have any information about that?

    I wanna buy an antivirus solution in the future and can't decide between NOD32 and Kaspersky. KAV has a good point: can scan SSL connetcions via pop3, smtp ports.

    Thanks.
     
  2. webyourbusiness

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    the whole point of ssl is that the connection between client and server is ENCRYPTED - nothing can intercept UNTIL the communication is completed and UN-ENCRYPTED - so any AV solution working with an SSL secured connection is going to have to wait until the file/email is received an turned back from an encrypted stream into something it can deal with - that's the same for ALL AV solutions.

    hth

    Greg
     
  3. Marcos

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    There will be plugins for certain mail clients which will allow ssl communication to be scanned (actually, a mail client will decrypt it and pass it to the plugin for a check).
     
  4. Pnds

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    Hi Greg,

    Yeah i knew that! However NOD32 2.7 can't scan e-mails after the messages get un-encrypted (just in outlook with his plugin) but kaspersky email monitor is working and scanning e-mail.
    That's reason let me to ask that information.
     
  5. Pnds

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    Ok, thank you :) What e-mail clients are you talking about? Or is it a secret information at the moment?:)

    And thanks answers!
     
  6. Marcos

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    Nothing is sure at the moment except OE.
     
  7. Pnds

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    Ok, thank you Marcos ;)
     
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    That's good to know
     
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