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Solved: Thunderbird & AVG email scanning

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Rigsby, Jun 25, 2014.

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  1. Rigsby

    Rigsby Thread Starter

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    I'm trying to get Thunderbird/AVG to work together in scanning emails that are sent/received but am having problems.

    I've posted on the mozillaZine forum but had no luck in resolving the issue yet.

    The problem...

    I've just installed AVG free & am trying to get the email scanner to work.


    • It all works happily with yahoo. Sending/receiving/scanning.
    • It's scans/receives incoming hotmail OK, but I can't send an email - I get a server error trying to connect to 127.0.0.1
    • It won't send or receive emails thru' gmail. Sending displays a server error and it receives nothing even tho' there are emails to retrieve.

    I've gone thru' all the instructions etc. on the AVG website and tried just about every combination of server ports, types of authentication but to no avail.

    I'd be grateful for more help anyone can provide.

    (By the way, I have 2 yahoo, 1 hotmail & 1 gmail - configured via POP - that I use T'bird for).

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  2. throoper

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    Have a read HERE.
    While it speaks to Outlook Express and DBX files, the same applies to Thunderbird MBOX files.

    Email scanners, in my opinion, do nothing to protect your computer but DO cause numerous problems, from configuration issues such as yours to damage to the mail files.
    Just turn them off.
     
  3. Rigsby

    Rigsby Thread Starter

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    Thanks throoper. Just seen your reply as the email notification for your reply went into my spam folder as did some other non-spam emails. Interesting article, thanks for that. I've reverted to Avast (free) & switched off the email scanning as the article suggests. I'll mark this as solved to put this particular subject to bed - until the the next time. Thanks again.
     
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