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I have the latest Avast Free version installed and it has the Mail
Shield activated.  Normally I disable the Mail Shield, but when doing
so it makes the System Tray icon complain about not being fully
protected.  The problem is the program is appending an Avast signature
at the end of my outgoing mail and I don't want that.  I haven't found
a way to turn it off though.

Does anyone know how to either disable the Mail Shield without dire
warnings or disable the Avast signature line?

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it is a German thing, much like the american nsa


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVctxM_zgzI


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On Fri, 10 Jan 2014 18:59:08 +0000 (UTC), "badgolferman"

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Assuming the free version is setup the same way: go to
Settings | Active Protection | Mail Shield | Behavior
then uncheck "Insert note into clean message (outgoing)"

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On Fri, 10 Jan 2014 18:59:08 +0000 (UTC), badgolferman wrote:

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Install and uncheck Mail Shield; you don't need it.

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You chose to include the Mail Shield during the install.

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Because you chose to install a module and then disable it so all of what
got installed is not all enabled.

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Go into the Mail Shield module and change its settings.  I didn't bother
installing the superfluous module but my guess is you go to Settings ->
Active Protection -> Mail Shield and click on the Settings gear icon.

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Why are you installing a module that you then keep disabled?  Uninstall
Avast and then do a *custom* install and choose NOT to include the
superfluous Mail Shield module.  It affords no additional protection.

If you have already customized the settings in Avast, export its
settings before uninstalling and reinstalling.  Then you can import
those settings to get back to where you were before (without the Mail
Shield which obviously you don't use or need).

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On Fri, 10 Jan 2014 18:59:08 +0000 (UTC)

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I am currently running avast with mail shield enabled but no signature
is being appended to my messages.
In the same windows where you can enable/disable the mail shiend component
(Settings) you can find an icon that looks like a gear( it is located  
just left of the on/off switch). By clicking the gear icon you access  
the "Mail shield settings".
Chose the tab "behaviour" and uncheck the box that adds the signature.
Hope this helps.
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badgolferman wrote:

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Okay, thanks to some helpful people I have turned off the signature,
yet an attachment named winmail.dat is still being appended to the
outgoing message.  I looked at it a text editor but there's no
identifying features tying it to Avast.  I did not have this issue
until Avast upgraded.  Using Outlook 2007.

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On Fri, 10 Jan 2014 21:06:30 +0000 (UTC), badgolferman wrote:

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<http://lmgtfy.com/?q=winmail.dat+outlook

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You are sending e-mail using Microsoft's proprietary RTF format that
only other users of Outlook can read.  Don't use RTF.  Instead use plain
text or HTML to compose your new or reply e-mails.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278061

RTF should *only* be used within senders and recipients within the same
organization, like within a company.  Yet even then it results in
problems distributing those e-mails to other organizations.  RTF should
only be used by employees using the same Exchange server at their
company.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/change-the-message-format-to-html-rich-text-or-plain-text-HP001232996.aspx

Note that RTF (Rich-Text Formatting) is a term that also applies to HTML
formatted documents.  HTML is also a rich-text format.  However, with
Microsoft, they have their own RTF structure that is more accurately
called TNEF (Transport Neutral Encapsulation Format).  Read:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/241538

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On Fri, 10 Jan 2014 18:59:08 +0000 (UTC), badgolferman wrote:

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Go to the mail shield (settings/Active protection) and click on gear and
disable all 3 check boxes.

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 On Fri, 10 Jan 2014, badgolferman wrote to All:


 b> Does anyone know how to either disable the Mail Shield without dire
 b> warnings or disable the Avast signature line?

it is/was in the settings of the mail shield... find the mail shield screen and
click on the configure icon (gear?) in the upper right corner... then look at
the individual settings options available... there are/were several screens
available from the vertical tabs on the left...

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