I’ve been using Gmail POP3 and Thunderbird for a while, until I realize my current antivirus software is not checking the mail that I received and sent.
So I start searching the Internet and found out that my current antivirus software has compability issues with Thunderbird. You can check it in this link.
Fortunately I have Avast! installed in my PC (I work all this thing in my laptop). So I uninstall my current antivirus software and install Avast!
I play around with Avast! configuration so it could scan my incoming and outgoing email from Gmail. But I have no luck. So I start searching again and found the solution in Avast! Web Forum. And this is how it’s done!
- Install Mozzila Thunderbird
- Set up a new account in Mozzila Thunderbird
In POP setting use this:
security protocol : none (“secure connection (SSL)” unchecked and “secure authenticate” unchecked)
In SMTP setting use this:
security protocol : none (“secure connection” : “none” checked)
- Install Avast! 4.6 Home Edition
- Install Win32 OpenSSL
- Put the stunnel-4.10.exe in any directory. I put it in C:\stunnel
Create a new file with notepad and named it stunnel.conf
The content of the stunnel.conf is like this:
# POP3 service, listens on localhost:10995
#or the SSL port of your Secure POP server if you use another service.
# SMTP service, listens on localhost:10587
#or the SSL port of your Secure SMTP server if you use another service.
don’t forget to save the file
- Find a file avast.ini in Avast! installation directory.
Find the mail scanner section and edit it like this:
save the file and done
Now your incoming and ouotgoing mail from Gmail that POP-ed using Thunderbird will be scan for viruses by Avast!