On 09/30/09 15:10, Ray_Net wrote: > jnmayer wrote: >> Hi! >> >> I'm helping a friend of mine. Until now he was using the old mozilla >> suite... (argh!). I just installed Seamonkey 1.1.18 and have some >> little problems when I'm sending mails with attachements. Also >> installed on this computer is the latest GData Antivirus software >> which scans outgoing mails. >> >> So now when I send a mail with a large attachement, seamonkey takes >> some time sending the mail. But in the end the mail is not sent and I >> get an error message (smtp server error). When I turn off the email >> check in GData Antivirus everything works just fine. >> >> My friend is a little bit paranoid about computer viruses and wants to >> ckeck outgoing mails. So what can be done to solve this problem? Is it >> a known problem? As I said before, he was using the old mozilla which >> did not have this problem at all. > > You said: > > the old mozilla which > > did not have this problem at all. > Perhaps that GData Antivirus was not able to check an outgoing mail whne > sent by the "old mozilla" ... > > Anyway, stop checking what's outgoing ... just check the inputs ... > If you don't have an infected file reaching your computer, you cannot > send one.
Are you so sure? Is it not possible that his machine could have a Trojan of some sort which has evaded detection by his virus scanner software, which may now infect files *after* they've been copied to his machine? I've seen this happen. This is one of the reasons why some virus scanners check outgoing e-mail messages. I realize it's easy to assume that virus checker software is always 100% accurate and will find everything, but sadly this just isn't the case. It's always a matter of percentages. The more you do, the better the chance is that you'll evade the intruder or stop the spread of it. Best Regards, _______________________________________________ support-seamonkey mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/support-seamonkey