Temporarily disable Norton AV incoming email scanning (in the Norton AV options).
Download all your emails.
Save all the attachments to a new, empty folder on the C: drive by right-clicking each one and choosing "save as".
Now right-click that new folder and choose "Scan with Norton Antivirus".
You can then re-enable email scanning in Norton Antivirus options, or leave it disabled as long as you remember to save any attachments to the C: drive
as above (without opening them) then scan them all together as described above.
With email checking disabled you will also find your emails are downloaded faster. Scanning emails for viruses as they are downloaded is not essential just as long as you remember to save any attachments and check them for viruses before opening them (as described above).
Since you may forget to do this, that's why it's actually safer to do it the slow way (checking them as they are downloaded).
You have to choose between maximum safety or maximum speed.
Edited by pip22, 19 May 2007 - 07:12 AM.