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RE AVG FREE Version: 8.0.138
WINDOWS VISTA WINDOWS MAIL                
when i send myself a message i can see No virus found in this incoming
message.
but NOT No virus found in this outgoing message.
why???? how do i turn it on

Re: avg - email certification

jj wrote:

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Better yet, how do you turn it OFF?

1. It's annoying to you - and it's annoying to your recipients.
2. It's at best advertising, at worst, fraud.

http://tekrider.net/general/misctips.php#avscan
"..make sure you have disabled any option that adds a "certification" to
your outbound messages. This is only an advertisement as there is no way
the application can certify your message is "virus-free." Think about
that. If you haven't updated your definitions for ... a week? ... and a
new virus comes along, or if it is a zero-day virus, your application
will not find it."

--
   -bts
   -Friends don't let friends drive Windows

Re: avg - email certification

jj wrote:

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For incoming e-mails, why do you need a doubled alert?  If the on-access
scanner found a pest, it would popup an alert window telling you of the
pest.  You don't need to then also read it in the e-mail.  And later if
you ever attempt to save the suspect attachment in the e-mail, you'll
get another alert from the on-access scanner.  Scanning e-mail is
already redundant as just mentioned: you get an alert when the e-mail
arrives of the pest and you'll get an alert if you later try to save the
suspect attached file.  E-mail scanning only changes when you see the
alert (and how many times you see it).  And you want to add a 3rd
redundant alert in the form of modifying your inbound e-mails?  

Be aware that anyone sending you digitally signed e-mails will have
their digital signature corrupted by this appended superfluous alert
added to that e-mail.

Regarding add the superfluous alert in outbound e-mails: you really
think anyone is going to waste their time believing what YOU claim is a
pest-free e-mail?  They'll use their own anti-malware software to verify
your e-mails are pest free.  Geez, some unknown sends you e-mail with an
attachment and you are really going to believe them that their e-mail is
okie dokie regarding the executable that is attached?  If you do, you
get infected a lot.  The text added to the body or headers of an e-mail
that says it is pest-free is worthless to anyone other than you.

Be aware that when you send digitally signed e-mails that the on-access
scanner is going to modify it after that message has already been
signed.  So the AV program will corrupt your digitally signed e-mail and
the recipient will be led to belief that someone has modified your
e-mail that they received.

E-mail scanning is redundant.  Adding text claiming that an e-mail is
pest-free is worthless.

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