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 +==== Latest Version of AVAST (4.5) ====
 +
 +The latest version of avast has a "transparent" scanner and Popfile can be set up in the standard manner (On Win (NT/2K/XP) systems). Avast will then (without alteration) scan incoming mail before Popfile.
 +
 +NOTE: If you had used the following method to setup Avast in the past you NEED TO CHANGE YOUR SETUP...or you will be double scanning your emails. [[HowTos:Avast#fixavast| How to adjust Avast v4.5]]
 +
 +==== AVAST V4.X on Win9.X systems ====
 +
 +Use My Computer to navigate to:
 +
 +<code>c:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast\Data</code>
 +
 +Find the "avast4.ini" file and open it with Notepad.
 +Scroll down until you find the line:
 +
 +<code>[MailScanner]</code>
 +
 +Highlight everything between [MailScanner] and ShowTrayIcon lines. Copy the below and paste it in place in the Avast4.ini:
 +
 +<code>
 +PopListen=127.0.0.1:8110
 +Trust=127.0.0.1
 +DefaultPopServer=127.0.0.1:110
 +SmtpListen=127.0.0.1:25
 +ImapListen=127.0.0.1:144
 +</code>
 +
 +(You are replacing everything between the [MailScanner] and ShowTrayIcon lines with the above.)
 +
 +Save the file.
 +
 +That's all for Avast.
 +
 +==== MAIL CLIENT ====
 +
 +(example using Outlook Express)
 +
 +Go to Tools > Accounts > Properties
 +
 +Click the Servers tab
 +
 +Remember to write down what is entered in POP3 and SMTP.
 +
 +Change both the POP3 and SMTP servers to //127.0.0.1//
 +
 +In Account Name: //<original POP3 Server>:<username>//
 +
 +(So, if your original POP3 Server was "//incoming.here.com//" and your username is //MickeyMouse//, you should have //incoming.here.com:MickeyMouse//)
 +
 +Check the "My Server requires authentication" box and then the "Setting" button.
 +
 +Click the "Log on using" choice and in "Account name" enter:
 +
 +<code><username>#<original SMTP server></code>
 +
 +Type in your password.
 +
 +(So, if your original SMTP Server was "//outgoing.here.com//" and your username is //MickeyMouse//, you should have //MickeyMouse#outgoing.here.com//)
 +
 +Click OK.
 +
 +Go to the Advanced tab (at top of panel)
 +
 +Change the Incoming mail (POP3) port from 110 to 8110
 +
 +Click APPLY and OK
 +
 +That completes the Mail Client changes.
 +
 +==== POPFILE ====
 +
 +Start the POPFile GUI and click the Advanced tab.  Scroll down and verify:
 +
 +<code>pop3_port: 110
 +pop3_secure_port: 110</code>
 +
 +Click the "UPDATE" button
 +
 +Close everything. Reboot the machine.
 +
 +You will now have Avast and POPFile working.
 +
 +The Avast Inbound and Outbound messages will be on e-mails.  Check it by sending e-mail to yourself.
 +
 +[#fixavast]
 +
 +==== Avast! v4.5 Popfile adjustments ====
 +
 +Avast v4.5 now "transparently" scans pop3 connections on Win (NT/2K/XP). Therefore there is no special setup for Popfile to work with Avast. If you had previously setup a "proxy chain" for Avast you have two choices after the upgrade (otherwise your email will be double scanned by Avast).
 +
 +<code>
 +1). You can instruct Avast to stop scanning on port 110...and keep scanning on what
 +ever port you had previously selected (and have programed into your mail client):
 +
 +By adding PopRedirectPort=8110 (or what ever port you had selected) to the
 +[MailScanner] section of the Avast.ini file.
 +
 +2). You can revert Avast to its default setting and change your mail client to
 +use Popfile in the standard way i.e., You reset your mail client to use Popfile
 +in the normal manner and you can then stop Avast from "checking" ports other
 +than 110 by setting the Avast.ini back to default:
 +-----default yet complete ini section -----
 +[MailScanner]
 +
 +DefaultPopServer=
 +DefaultSmtpServer=
 +DefaultImapServer=
 +PopListen=127.0.0.1:110
 +SmtpListen=127.0.0.1:25
 +ImapListen=127.0.0.1:143
 +UseDefaultSmtp=0
 +AutoSetProtection=1
 +ShowTrayIcon=1
 +UseAlternateRtfSyncing=1
 +Log=1
 +PassThrough=0
 +Trust=127.0.0.1
 +UseWSAAccept=
 +StartPop=
 +StartSmtp=1
 +StartPop=
 +StartImap=
 +PopRedirectPort=110
 +SmtpRedirectPort=25
 +ImapRedirectPort=143
 +
 +</code>
 
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