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Gary_R_King

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How do I know if I have the right system requirements for it? ( I know it's a really dumb question, but please be patient). And how do I know I really need it?
 
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From what I understand, you should have Outlook Express 5.0 or higher and AVG anti-virus 6.0 or higher. In general it is my view that e-mail scanners are good to have as part of a security suite along with an anti virus program and good rules based firewall.
 
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It would have been helpful if you had supplied details of your system

However, these are the only system requirements as specified by Grisoft:

System requirements

An installation of AVG Anti-Virus 6.0 update 404 or greater is required to proper functionality of AVG Personal E-Mail Scanner.
Mail Settings Import Wizard is implemented in the update 377 or greater.


The associated Help file does include configuration settings for Outlook EXpress 4x, 5x & 6x.
 

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I have Windows 98 on a 486 Pentiom II Processor with 32 meg of RAM. The only thing I know about AVG is that it's version 6.0.654 and virus database 419. But I tried to configure my email client with it and it didn't work. My program (OE6) gave me a "connection....has been lost" message.
 
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You are certainly running with a minimum of RAM but whether this has anything to do with your problem I don't know. Insofar as your copy of AVG is concerned, it conforms with the Grisoft's system requirements although the current version of AVG Free is 6.0.655 with the current database being #420 released on 8 April; suggest you consider updating.

If you have followed the Universal E-Mail Scanner's installation instructions, you will find an excellent Help file, Avgemc.help, in the Grisoft>AVG 6 folder in your Program Files Directory that includes a detailed explanation of how to configure both AVG & OE.

Also, the image in the attachment which I have included with this post, shows my AVG Control Center opened at the Mail Proxy page; on the right hand side of the pic. is a 'Configure' button that leads to Scanner Setup which incorporates a very helpful Setup Wizard.

Follow the help file instructions and the wizard and you should be right.
 

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