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Creating servers for scanning e-mails in Personal Email Scanner - SSL communication

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In some special cases it is necessary to create the incoming/outgoing servers in the AVG Email Scanner manually. A typical example is when you are using secure communication ( SSL ). In this situation it is necessary to change the AVG E-mail Scanner configuration by following these steps:

  1. Open the AVG program.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Advanced settings.
  3. On the left pane expand Email Protection -> Email Scanner, and then click Servers.
  4. Select POP3 or IMAP - Add new server, name the new server and edit its settings:
    • Type of login: Fixed host; fill in your POP3/IMAP server (e.g. pop3.mymail.com for POP3 server and imap.mymail.com for IMAP server)
    • Local port: 5300
    • Connection: "Secure to regular port" or "Secure to dedicated port"
    • Make sure that the server is activated.
  5. Now select SMTP - Add new server, name the new server and edit its settings:
    • Relay Host: Fixed host; fill in your SMTP server (e.g. smtp.mymail.com)
    • Local port: 5400
    • Connection: "Secure to regular port" or "Secure to dedicated port"
    • Make sure that the server is activated.

The AVG Email Scanner is now set up to communicate with your email server using SSL encryption. Now, configure your email client so that it connects to the AVG Email Scanner instead of the actual email server. The server configuration will be:

  • POP3/IMAP
    • Server: 127.0.0.1
    • Port: 5300
    • Username / password: same as before (i.e. your email username and password)
    • Encryption: NONE ( SSL disabled)
  • SMTP
    • Server: 127.0.0.1
    • Port: 5400
    • Authentication: same as before
    • Username / password: same as before (if required)
    • Encryption: NONE ( SSL disabled)

 

If you experience any difficulties creating the manual servers, please contact AVG Customer Services as described in FAQ 2216.


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