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July 17, 2013 11:41:14 PM

Hello again Toms COmmunity,
I am asking you guys about this because I cannot find a thread with updated information that can help me.

I am running the most current versions of Avast (8) and Thunderbird (17.0.7) and need help ensuring that avast will be able to scan all my ingoing and outgoing messages. What settings do I need on both accounts to ensure this??

Thank you so much,
J.T.

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July 18, 2013 5:48:00 AM

By default avast scans both incoming and outgoing email. Just click the little avast icon in the lower right to open the program and see the settings. They will be listed under "mail shield".
July 18, 2013 8:14:06 AM

Hawkeye22 said:
By default avast scans both incoming and outgoing email. Just click the little avast icon in the lower right to open the program and see the settings. They will be listed under "mail shield".


These are the settings I have yet avast hasn't scanned many of my emails...
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July 18, 2013 8:20:27 AM
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Are you having other issues? Possibly malware turning the scanner off? I've been using avast and thunderbird for quite a few years and haven't run into this problem. I'm currently running the newest version of avast and thunderbird. When I look at the mail shield, it reports 129 messages scanned, no infections.

At the very least, I'd try reinstalling avast after fully purging it from your system. Sometimes the default avast uninstaller doesn't do a good job of removing stuff. This will nuke it. ;) 

http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility
July 18, 2013 8:24:08 AM

A quick reboot solved the problem. Thank you guys much for helping me out :D  I just built my computer and am tweaking the heck out of it to fit me, this is just one of many tweaks.
July 18, 2013 8:26:11 AM

Gotta love the easy solutions. :) 

Avast should have asked for a reboot when the installion completed.
July 18, 2013 8:44:58 AM

Hawkeye22 said:
Gotta love the easy solutions. :) 

Avast should have asked for a reboot when the installion completed.


I already had avast installed, a few restarts ago. I had messed with my thunderbird settings and had to re enable my ssl/tls settings and restart.
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