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« on: August 05, 2005, 01:44:33 PM »

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I have been told that I don't need to scan my emails for viruses and I copied the following article for you to read; just wondering if I should turn off my email scanning feature?  Thanks.....Gere

Here's part of the article:
Email Scanning by any anti-virus is not recommended because the harm and delay that scanning can cause don't justify the minimal (if any) benefits to be derived. One of the biggest problem caused by email virus scanners is corrupted Outlook Express DBX (data) files. If these files become corrupted, whatever mail you have stored in them will be unreadable. Email virus scanning is the number one cause of corrupted DBX files; and hence the biggest cause of unrecoverable email. Other problems are minor but they're a nuisance: Aggravating delays in sending or receiving email being among the top nuisances.


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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2005, 03:53:38 PM »

Interesting article, but my opinion is I would rather stop the infected email from coming into my computer rather than having it downloaded to my machine and then trying to remove it.
The purpose of an email scanner is to do just that, eliminate dangerous attachments such as executable files and stop them from being downloaded off the isp server and being placed in your inbox. It lessons the ability to get infected in the beginning.
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