Scanning email files (on demand)

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  1. papa33600

    papa33600 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    is it possible to make ESS scan every message contained in a mozilla thunderbird
    archive? I checked the email files option but it's not working.

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  2. BFG

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    Hello,

    The log of that scan should have shown that it wasn't able to open that directory as it didn't know the compression method, or something to that effect.

    The files will be scanned as soon as you touch them, or any action is performed on them.

    Thank you,
    BFG
     
  3. papa33600

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    the log file of the scan doesn't report any errors or problems.
    Here it is :

    Scan Log
    Version of virus signature database: 2897 (20080222)
    Date: 23/02/2008 Time: 12:03:19
    Scanned disks, folders and files: C:\Documents and Settings\Nous\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\0zit2wrd.default\Mail\localhost-2\Inbox
    Number of scanned objects: 2
    Number of threats found: 0
    Time of completion: 12:03:19 Total scanning time: 0 sec (00:00:00)

    That's fast for a file with a size over 1GB!
     
  4. BFG

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    Hi papa33600,

    If you go into the Advanced setup > On-demand computer scan > ThreatSense engine parameter setup: Setup > Objects. In this window are all of those boxes checked? And then on to "Extensions", is "Scan all files" checked?

    Thank you,
    BFG
     
  5. papa33600

    papa33600 Registered Member

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    Yes all options are checked. I further investigate...
     
  6. BFG

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    Hello,

    Please take a look at these settings.

    Go to Email protection > POP3 > Email clients. Is Thunderbird listed and checked in that window please?

    Thank you,
    BFG
     
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    Yes the option is checked. POP3 email scanning works without any problem.
    Now, the problem is : how to scan emails that you have already received (stored in a mail-archive file)?
     
  8. BFG

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    Hello,

    I do know that we used to not support them and that's why I asked if there was the error message in my first post.

    I had thought that was changing in V3 but I may have been mistaken. I'll have to wait until some people wake up, and we'll get back to you with the definitive answer when they do.

    Thank you,
    BFG
     
  9. BFG

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    Hello,

    NOD32 doesn't scan those archives. However, if a file in that archive is accessed or performs any kind of action, it will be scanned at that time.

    Thank you,
    BFG
     
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    Thanks for your answer BFG,

    papa33600
     
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