Is Nod32 still good without email scanning?

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by newtothis, Feb 7, 2004.

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  1. newtothis

    newtothis Registered Member

    Feb 4, 2004
    How effective is my NOD32 setup since I'm not able to scan email..(I use AOL for email). :oops:
    Also, is "eMailpop2" an option?
    It's supposed to make non pop3's like AOL work so that I can use programs such as Microsoft® Outlook® and Eudora® to manage AOL e-mail.
  2. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

    Nov 22, 2002
    AMON will take care of scanning all attachments you save to the disk or attach to an email.

    Theoretically, provided you use such a utility as you mentioned IMON should work as if you connected directly through POP3.
  3. Mele20

    Mele20 Former Poster

    Apr 29, 2002
    Hilo, Hawaii
    I choose not to use IMON even though I have a POP mail client. I never used the email scanner for the two av's I had during the years I had AOL for the same reason you can't use IMON. Never worried me. In fact, IMO, email scanners from any AV cause a lot more problems than they are worth. As Marcos stated, AMON will catch any file you save to disk and try to open if it is infected.

    I tried a utility much like eMailpop2 when I had AOL as I wanted badly to be able to use Outlook Express because I intensely disliked the AOL mail client. It didn't work too well but that was over two years ago and I understand these types of programs work much better now. You really don't need to worry though. If you had Hotmail, Yahoo mail, IMON, and other AV pop3 mail scanners, would not scan those accounts either. AOL takes very good care of its users in respect to viruses.
  4. VikingStorm

    VikingStorm Registered Member

    Jun 7, 2003
    AOL also employs McAfee AV scanning on the mailservers now, so atleast two would have to fail.
  5. nameless

    nameless Registered Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    I have to differ with that assessment.
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