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Types of email still eludes me


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#1 Jim-Bo

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Posted 04 October 2015 - 04:42 AM

Types of email still eludes me...? Please,,Is outlook.com/hotmail.com considered web mail ? Trying to decide if I can turn off mail shield in Avast...I am thinking outlook express was pop mail and needed to be scanned....Just sorta confused........Thanks for any advice...

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Posted 04 October 2015 - 08:57 AM

outlook.com and hotmail.com are webmail.

Outlook Express was not webmail.

In short, if the email is downloaded to your computer - it needs to be scanned.

If it's downloaded through your browser, then a browser scanner will do that.

If it's downloaded through an email program, then the mail shield will do that.


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Posted 04 October 2015 - 09:07 AM

Webmail is any mail you access by opening up your browser and then going to the email site online.

Outlook Express is considered an email client, as are Outlook, Windows Live Mail, Thunderbird, etc. which you download and install on your computer. Well, not Outlook Express since it was included as a feature in pre-Windows 7 versions.

Clients have to be configured by the user to work with email servers for whatever email service used.

When opened, they download mail from the mail server. Mail is then stored on your computer instead of the server unless the you set the client to leave a copy of messages on the server.

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Posted 04 October 2015 - 09:31 AM

Got it...I remembered having an outlook express acct way back. Just could not get clear on it. These explanations cleared things up for old Wogg. My Avast is probably fine out of the box. I have been reading a post where author suggest settings for Avast,,,Got my curiously up.....Much obliged to all for the info and your time........


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