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Anonymous
February 1, 2005 1:10:36 PM

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Do you want to allow AVG E-Mail Scanner to act as a server ?

Not sure what this means. I just have a single home computer.

Do I answer NO??

MB

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Anonymous
February 1, 2005 1:45:31 PM

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"MB_" <mel@prodigy.invalid.net> wrote in message
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> Do you want to allow AVG E-Mail Scanner to act as a server ?
>
> Not sure what this means. I just have a single home computer.
>
> Do I answer NO??

That's ONE of the reasons I quit using AVG and went to Avast. If you
had read the EULA you clicked YES to, when you signed up for the
current version, there are many things you signed up for that I don't
want any part of!! They can also supply your personal information to
anyone THEY can sell it to for 10 years, whether you keep the service
or not. Some said they may have removed that, but I'll never go back
to an AVG site again to check.

Tom J
Anonymous
February 1, 2005 2:19:58 PM

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Tom:

I understand what you are saying, but you haven't answered my question.

I just don't know what this means.

Mel
"Tom J" <tomj_ga@despammed.com> wrote in message
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>
> "MB_" <mel@prodigy.invalid.net> wrote in message
> news:g1NLd.5034$Pu4.1780@fe06.lga...
>> Do you want to allow AVG E-Mail Scanner to act as a server ?
>>
>> Not sure what this means. I just have a single home computer.
>>
>> Do I answer NO??
>
> That's ONE of the reasons I quit using AVG and went to Avast. If you had
> read the EULA you clicked YES to, when you signed up for the current
> version, there are many things you signed up for that I don't want any
> part of!! They can also supply your personal information to anyone THEY
> can sell it to for 10 years, whether you keep the service or not. Some
> said they may have removed that, but I'll never go back to an AVG site
> again to check.
>
> Tom J
>
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Anonymous
February 1, 2005 8:16:15 PM

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Do you happen to have Zone Alarm installed, that sounds something that ZA uses as a notification warning. If so, you will need to change some settings in ZA.

--

Have a good day,
Rich/rerat

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"MB_" <mel@prodigy.invalid.net> wrote in message news:i2OLd.5452$nb5.1140@fe06.lga...
Tom:

I understand what you are saying, but you haven't answered my question.

I just don't know what this means.

Mel
"Tom J" <tomj_ga@despammed.com> wrote in message
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>AVG E-Mail Scanner to act as a server
> "MB_" <mel@prodigy.invalid.net> wrote in message
> news:g1NLd.5034$Pu4.1780@fe06.lga...
>> Do you want to allow ?
>>
>> Not sure what this means. I just have a single home computer.
>>
>> Do I answer NO??
>
> That's ONE of the reasons I quit using AVG and went to Avast. If you had
> read the EULA you clicked YES to, when you signed up for the current
> version, there are many things you signed up for that I don't want any
> part of!! They can also supply your personal information to anyone THEY
> can sell it to for 10 years, whether you keep the service or not. Some
> said they may have removed that, but I'll never go back to an AVG site
> again to check.
>
> Tom J
>
Anonymous
February 1, 2005 11:16:23 PM

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The antivirus program has an engine that picks up your email before you
download it, scans it and then feeds it to your email program.
It's completely normal.



MB_ wrote:
> Do you want to allow AVG E-Mail Scanner to act as a server ?
>
> Not sure what this means. I just have a single home computer.
>
> Do I answer NO??
>
> MB
>
>
>
Anonymous
February 2, 2005 1:35:50 AM

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ED:

Does this mean I should answer YES since I do want it to scan the email?

MB
"Edward J. Neth" <ejn63@netscape.net> wrote in message
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> The antivirus program has an engine that picks up your email before you
> download it, scans it and then feeds it to your email program.
> It's completely normal.
>
>
>
> MB_ wrote:
>> Do you want to allow AVG E-Mail Scanner to act as a server ?
>>
>> Not sure what this means. I just have a single home computer.
>>
>> Do I answer NO??
>>
>> MB
>>
>>
Anonymous
February 2, 2005 2:12:59 AM

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"Tom J" <tomj_ga@despammed.com> wrote in
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> They can also supply your personal information to
> anyone THEY can sell it to for 10 years, whether you keep the
> service or not.

What personal information would that be then?
Anonymous
February 2, 2005 2:13:00 AM

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"Euan Kerr" <aaargh@invalid.jp> wrote in message
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> "Tom J" <tomj_ga@despammed.com> wrote in
> news:369mh0F4up4r0U1@individual.net:
>
>> They can also supply your personal information to
>> anyone THEY can sell it to for 10 years, whether you keep the
>> service or not.
>
> What personal information would that be then?

I didn't read any further when I saw that to find out. I would assume
he ask name, address, phone number, mailing address and email address
to send unlock code to. Like I said, I don't trust that kind of
individual when he ask for that kind of agreement. I was not glad to
see it happen because I liked the product. Now that I've used Avast, I
like it even better.

Tom J
Anonymous
February 2, 2005 6:51:31 AM

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"MB_" <mel@prodigy.invalid.net> wrote in message
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> ED:
>
> Does this mean I should answer YES since I do want it to scan the email?
>
> MB
> "Edward J. Neth" <ejn63@netscape.net> wrote in message
> news:36anv7F4u0m0oU1@individual.net...
>> The antivirus program has an engine that picks up your email before you
>> download it, scans it and then feeds it to your email program.
>> It's completely normal.
>>
>>
>>
>> MB_ wrote:
>>> Do you want to allow AVG E-Mail Scanner to act as a server ?
>>>
>>> Not sure what this means. I just have a single home computer.
>>>
>>> Do I answer NO??
>>>
>>> MB
>>>
>>>

FWIW, I have AVG and ZAP, and AVG scans the e-mail just fine, and it has
never even asked for server privileges. Long ago I used Norton AV, and it
never asked for server privileges either -- so I have never answered YES and
I have never been asked to.

Ma
Anonymous
February 2, 2005 11:32:41 AM

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"Tom J" <tomj_ga@despammed.com> wrote in
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>
> "Euan Kerr" <aaargh@invalid.jp> wrote in message
> news:Xns95F0EC2E958C2FlSxxx@130.133.1.4...
>> "Tom J" <tomj_ga@despammed.com> wrote in
>> news:369mh0F4up4r0U1@individual.net:
>>
>>> They can also supply your personal information to
>>> anyone THEY can sell it to for 10 years, whether you keep the
>>> service or not.
>>
>> What personal information would that be then?
>
> I didn't read any further when I saw that to find out. I would
> assume he ask name, address, phone number, mailing address and
> email address to send unlock code to. Like I said, I don't
> trust that kind of individual when he ask for that kind of
> agreement. I was not glad to see it happen because I liked the
> product. Now that I've used Avast, I like it even better.
>
> Tom J
>

Try downloading AVG Free and see what information you have to
supply. Zilch.
Anonymous
February 2, 2005 12:39:23 PM

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Ma No said the following on 2/1/2005 7:51 PM:
> "MB_" <mel@prodigy.invalid.net> wrote in message
> news:_XXLd.5095$R34.925@fe06.lga...
>
>>ED:
>>
>>Does this mean I should answer YES since I do want it to scan the email?
>>
>>MB
>>"Edward J. Neth" <ejn63@netscape.net> wrote in message
>>news:36anv7F4u0m0oU1@individual.net...
>>
>>>The antivirus program has an engine that picks up your email before you
>>>download it, scans it and then feeds it to your email program.
>>>It's completely normal.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>MB_ wrote:
>>>
>>>>Do you want to allow AVG E-Mail Scanner to act as a server ?
>>>>
>>>>Not sure what this means. I just have a single home computer.
>>>>
>>>>Do I answer NO??
>>>>
>>>>MB
>>>>
>>>>
>
>
> FWIW, I have AVG and ZAP, and AVG scans the e-mail just fine, and it has
> never even asked for server privileges. Long ago I used Norton AV, and it
> never asked for server privileges either -- so I have never answered YES and
> I have never been asked to.
>
> Ma
>
>
>

Is it set to scan only incoming mail? AVG will scan email in both
directions and this may be where the server privileges come into play.
In order to scan outgoing email your mailer hands off the email to AVG
and AVG handles the the interaction with your ISPs SMTP sever.

--

Kirk

"Screw the planes, take a train", Me
Anonymous
February 2, 2005 9:19:48 PM

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"'Captain' Kirk DeHaan" <captkirkREMOVE@MEsandpoint.net> wrote in message
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> Ma No said the following on 2/1/2005 7:51 PM:
>> "MB_" <mel@prodigy.invalid.net> wrote in message
>> news:_XXLd.5095$R34.925@fe06.lga...
>>
>>>ED:
>>>
>>>Does this mean I should answer YES since I do want it to scan the email?
>>>
>>>MB
>>>"Edward J. Neth" <ejn63@netscape.net> wrote in message
>>>news:36anv7F4u0m0oU1@individual.net...
>>>
>>>>The antivirus program has an engine that picks up your email before you
>>>>download it, scans it and then feeds it to your email program.
>>>>It's completely normal.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>MB_ wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>Do you want to allow AVG E-Mail Scanner to act as a server ?
>>>>>
>>>>>Not sure what this means. I just have a single home computer.
>>>>>
>>>>>Do I answer NO??
>>>>>
>>>>>MB
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>
>>
>> FWIW, I have AVG and ZAP, and AVG scans the e-mail just fine, and it has
>> never even asked for server privileges. Long ago I used Norton AV, and it
>> never asked for server privileges either -- so I have never answered YES
>> and I have never been asked to.
>>
>> Ma
>>
>>
>>
>
> Is it set to scan only incoming mail? AVG will scan email in both
> directions and this may be where the server privileges come into play. In
> order to scan outgoing email your mailer hands off the email to AVG and
> AVG handles the the interaction with your ISPs SMTP sever.
>
> --
>
> Kirk

On my computer AVG scans both incoming and outgoing mail, does not ask to be
a server, and is not checked off as a server in ZAP settings.

Ma
Anonymous
February 2, 2005 11:12:00 PM

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Ma No said the following on 2/2/2005 10:19 AM:
> "'Captain' Kirk DeHaan" <captkirkREMOVE@MEsandpoint.net> wrote in message
> news:f8CdnRwlfMTSjZzfRVn-hw@povn.com...
>
>>Ma No said the following on 2/1/2005 7:51 PM:
>>
>>>"MB_" <mel@prodigy.invalid.net> wrote in message
>>>news:_XXLd.5095$R34.925@fe06.lga...
>>>
>>>
>>>>ED:
>>>>
>>>>Does this mean I should answer YES since I do want it to scan the email?
>>>>
>>>>MB
>>>>"Edward J. Neth" <ejn63@netscape.net> wrote in message
>>>>news:36anv7F4u0m0oU1@individual.net...
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>The antivirus program has an engine that picks up your email before you
>>>>>download it, scans it and then feeds it to your email program.
>>>>>It's completely normal.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>MB_ wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>Do you want to allow AVG E-Mail Scanner to act as a server ?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Not sure what this means. I just have a single home computer.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Do I answer NO??
>>>>>>
>>>>>>MB
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>FWIW, I have AVG and ZAP, and AVG scans the e-mail just fine, and it has
>>>never even asked for server privileges. Long ago I used Norton AV, and it
>>>never asked for server privileges either -- so I have never answered YES
>>>and I have never been asked to.
>>>
>>>Ma
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>Is it set to scan only incoming mail? AVG will scan email in both
>>directions and this may be where the server privileges come into play. In
>>order to scan outgoing email your mailer hands off the email to AVG and
>>AVG handles the the interaction with your ISPs SMTP sever.
>>
>>--
>>
>>Kirk
>
>
> On my computer AVG scans both incoming and outgoing mail, does not ask to be
> a server, and is not checked off as a server in ZAP settings.
>
> Ma
>
>

I just looked and it is not set in mine either. So my idea is out the
window. :-)

--

Kirk

"Screw the planes, take a train", Me
!