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Does VirusScan scan IMAP email?

http://forums.mcafeehelp.com/showthread.php?t=225169

was the original thread, which seems to have tailed off. With the ever-increasing popularity of IMAP, does anyone know whether MAV scans IMAP email?

From some general Googling, it appears that there is a serious deficiency amongst many AV manufacturers to support IMAP mail scanning - given that they rely upon the execution-based scan - ie. mail is not scanned as it arrives, but it is upon execution.

I ask only because there must be some people using McAfee and Gmail IMAP out there...?

Cheers,
Gopha.
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RE: Does VirusScan scan IMAP email?

No it doesn't and we haven't heard even rumours that it will.

Per the System Requirements page, in part:

 

Supported Email Programs



  • POP3 – Outlook Express, Outlook, Eudora, Netscape, IncrediMail and Thunderbird; Japanese only: Shuriken, Becky and PostPet
  • MAPI – Outlook
  • Web – MSN/Hotmail, or email account with POP3 access




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