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Kudos0

Is it safe to use outlook express for email these days?

Hi

I run nis2009 xp and have it set to watch email. But really my email is a pop 3 acct which I use.

I just wondered if I set the outlook settings best I can for security and my browser, is norton doing the rest

or can people still waste my pc with stupid email virus' that a bulk mailed? 

 ( I pick emails I know or want out of spam norton folder but is it checking all of them even ones in in box too?

would it catch any virus even ones that are not attatchments?)

Any input or things I may not know are helpful input please :)  thank you!

Message Edited by artfreak on 09-22-2009 11:05 PM

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Kudos0

Re: Is it safe to use outlook express for email these days?

Hi artfreak,

 

I would suggest you to go through the information provided in the following article:

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nav.nsf/docid/2002111812533106

 

The article is for the email scanning in Norton 2003-2005 products. I think, this applies for the email scanning in Norton 2009 products as well and the feature is  much more efficient. You are totally protected if you have latest updates and Auto-Protect enabled. Auto-Protect is the real-time scanner in Norton AntiVirus.  As Auto-Protect runs in the background, it protects your system by scanning files for viruses, Trojan horses, and worms. Auto-Protect scans all files that are received from any source, such as the Internet, removable disks, or email attachments. It scans files for threats any time that the files are accessed, such as when they are copied, moved, run, or opened. It also intercepts any run, open, or create activity and scans the file before allowing the action to continue.Email scanning is just another layer of protection on top of this. To make sure that Auto-Protect is providing the maximum protection, keep Auto-Protect enabled and run LiveUpdate regularly to ensure that you have the most recent virus definitions.

Yogesh

Kudos0

Re: Is it safe to use outlook express for email these days?

Thanks I did find auto protect (its on).

Anyway....for it to auto protect my pop only accts online does email scan (for outlook) need to be off or does it matter?  (if I decide to use pop online only?)

Thanks a lot by the way :) any further input welcome

Message Edited by artfreak on 09-23-2009 01:06 AMMessage Edited by artfreak on 09-23-2009 01:06 AM
Kudos0

Re: Is it safe to use outlook express for email these days?

You can keep the email scanning turned ON as it adds addtional protection and won't affect your computer performance.
Kudos0

Re: Is it safe to use outlook express for email these days?

Hi

I haven't updated to 2010 product yet. My ISP is forcing me to use port 587 for outgoing emails. I am wondering about all the other features that NIS 2010 is supposed to be doing with emails. Will they still work like the antispam feature? I know they  not scanning outgoing emails although I would still like to see this feature. I know it's an added level of protection, but I still say most people now are losing out or going to lose out in this feature since just about everyone has to use port 587 if they aren't using webmail online. I just don't understand why Symantec can't add port 587 for outgoing emails too. It's the standard now just about instead of port 25. I know I have asked this before, but I think it's important. What is the reason that they scan outgoing emails on port 25 other than that is the default outgoing email port? I hope I am expressing this correctly. If there is a purpose of scanning outgoing emails on port 25, isn't the same purpose there for scanning emails on port 587 also? Why bother scanning outgoing emails on port 25 when most emails go out on port 587 now? I know the outgoing emails isn't using the same system I guess if it's on port 587, STMP or what ever or is that pop3. I get them mixed up. Fire wall companies are stopping their email scanning because they leave it up to antivirus companies now to scan emails. But now Symantec is really only scanning a very small amount of emails. Why bother scanning outgoing emails then at all if so few are going to get scanned using the so called default email port when the default email port has really changed now.?

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Is it safe to use outlook express for email these days?

floplot

As long as your email is using a pop server it is scanned by NIS.

We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. ~William Ewart Gladstone
Kudos0

Re: Is it safe to use outlook express for email these days?

Hi mdturner

Since I had to go back to port 587 for outgoing emails, that email scanner that I used to see on port 25 is no longer visible, at least not on NA 2009. I assume it still isn't visible on the 2010 products either. I'm not sure yet if I will go with NA or NIS 2010 at the end of the year when my subscription for System Works 12 Standard ends. Does the same scanning go on with port 587 as it does with port 25 for outgoing emails? If it does, then why can't Symantec make it so we can see the scanner for port 587 also?

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Is it safe to use outlook express for email these days?


floplot wrote:

Hi mdturner

Since I had to go back to port 587 for outgoing emails, that email scanner that I used to see on port 25 is no longer visible, at least not on NA 2009. I assume it still isn't visible on the 2010 products either. I'm not sure yet if I will go with NA or NIS 2010 at the end of the year when my subscription for System Works 12 Standard ends. Does the same scanning go on with port 587 as it does with port 25 for outgoing emails? If it does, then why can't Symantec make it so we can see the scanner for port 587 also?


As far as I am aware it does.

From NIS Help System

"Norton Internet Security supports all email programs that use either POP3 or SMTP communications protocol."

Message Edited by mdturner on 09-23-2009 04:31 PMMessage Edited by mdturner on 09-23-2009 04:31 PM
We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. ~William Ewart Gladstone
Kudos1 Stats

Re: Is it safe to use outlook express for email these days?

Hello floplot,

Just to clarify the issue, Norton scans on inbound port 110 and outbound on port 25.

It does not scan on port 587 as this port requires authentication.

The inbound / outbound scanner animated icon was not included this year in order to streamline the product and lesson the impact on your mail service.

Hope that helps.

"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation."   Edward R. Murrow
Kudos0

Re: Is it safe to use outlook express for email these days?

Will any of the antispam feature work then when using port 587? If that's the case, then Symantec should streamline it further and just eliminate scanning outgoing emails period as very few are going to end up having any emails scanned in the very near future.
Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Is it safe to use outlook express for email these days?

Hi floplot,

The AntiSpam function is and has always been directed at incoming email. So, in that regard nothing has changed except NIS 2010 has incorporated a more sophisticated and accurate AntiSpam engine.

The virus detection scanning for incoming email and outgoing email (on port 25) is a separate component, which as mentioned earlier is not supported on outgoing port 587.

"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation."   Edward R. Murrow
Kudos0

Re: Is it safe to use outlook express for email these days?

Wait everyone...this is a tad over my wee head...but I do know that my outlook express is on that 587 port and it does say its spam checking

BUT....do these replies mean that I dont have virus protection or less so in outlook express email?

Which is safer outlook express w/ what I thought was norton or pop online???

Please let me know in basic understanding so I can rectify it.  Thanks for help :)   I run outlook express 6 on xp sp2

Message Edited by artfreak on 09-23-2009 03:06 PM
Kudos0

Re: Is it safe to use outlook express for email these days?

Okay Ive answered my own question now thats its quiet in the house and I could research and think....apparantly port 587 is outgoing...thats not as huge of a worry as incoming so Im good as long as norton has the rest covered inc incoming.

If I have this wrong someone please tell me .

Kudos1 Stats

Re: Is it safe to use outlook express for email these days?

Perfect!

A very good analysis. Norton has you covered incoming.

"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation."   Edward R. Murrow

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