Why do I need email scanning in Thunderbird

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by Matt_au, Jul 28, 2011.

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  1. Matt_au

    Matt_au Registered Member

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    I have looked and looked and I can not see what benefit I get from having my email scanned in Thunderbird. The program does not allow scripting or flash so the only risk I can see is from attachments. Shouldn't the resident scanner stop that as soon as I try and open the attachment when the file is placed in the temp folder to be opened.

    Please tell me I am not seeing to forest for the trees.
     
  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    yes, realtime protection will block anything it knows/thinks malicious trying to activate/execute
     
  3. SmackyTheFrog

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    If you're installing for the first time, it will go through and clean up old messages that have malicious attachments which can't happen with the real-time scanner because all that stuff is compacted in to a single mailbox file.
     
  4. siberianwolf

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    i think that's why most people choose to disable mail scanner component during or after the installation of the av sw they use.
     
  5. piranha

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    benefit o_O What benefit do you expect by disabled e-mail scan ?

    there is no heavy power cost to let e-mail integration so what is the problem ?

    keep default setting and you will be well protect
     
  6. siberianwolf

    siberianwolf Registered Member

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    and on the other hand, piranha has a point. it won't do you no harm having it on.
     
  7. Matt_au

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  8. piranha

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    go in settings, advanced setup, web and mail*.....

    - email client protection, press F1 and read the help files

    - email client integration, press F1 and read the help files

    - email client, press F1 and read the help files

    you dont need absolutely to integrate email client, it is not in default setting ( Eset cant know which email client you have !!) but it can increase security

    I am surprised you said toolbar is not compatible. I thought Eset and Mozilla Thunderbird talk together to set integration...o_O
     
  9. Sacles

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    Hello,

    Unfortunately NOD32 is not compatible with Thunderbird 5.

    But NOD32 checks the mails downloaded with Thunderbird (POP3). The incompatibility affects only the toolbar NOD32
     
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