1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 27, 2009 7:56 PM by exbrit

    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.
        • 1. RE: Does VirusScan scan IMAP email?
          exbrit
          No it doesn't and we haven't heard even rumours that it will.

          Per the System Requirements page, in part:

           

          Supported Email Programs[/B]



          • 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