I don't understand the business of a right click scan. I assume that in some way a right click will produce a menu that includes an item calling for a virus scan. But I don't see any such virus scan item on the menu I get when I right click.
I've created the new OE local folder, I call it Virus Scan, and put an OE email in it. But when I right click I don't get a menu containing any virus scan item, so I don?t know what I need to do to get it scanned, and I don?t know whether the scan will also scan any attachment.
I don?t know if this has anything to do with it: When I right click on Start, one of the items in the resulting menu is "Scan with AVG", but when I click on it has "last file tested" and lists a Works Calendar Reminder item. I have no idea what use I can make of that Scan with AVG program or item.
Boy, I don't know how you found out the info about what the different antivirus programs scan in email. When I go to the antivirus websties the best I can find out is that they scan emails, with no further details. It?s like they want you to try out the program to see what it does.
You say that AVG 6 supports only Outlook. But you go on to say " in Outlook Express, the mail is allowed into the "inbox" but is caught when you "attempt" to open it. The "Virus Stuff" folder method I mentioned above in the link can be used here also."
Does that mean I can move emails in OE to that new folder and then somehow get AVG to scan them?
AVG6 Control Center provides for me to opt to have incoming and outgoing emails scanned but I don?t know if that includes attachments. I also don?t know if AVG6 is in fact doing this scanning. There?s a place on the Control Center where I opted for certification; it says ?this message will be attached to the mail if you enable certification: ?incoming/outgoing mail is certified virus free?. But I don?t see any such certification anywhere, whether I open my Hotmail in Hotmail or in OE.
The AVG Control Center doesn?t say anything about using a particular email program, but I gather from what you say that it doesn?t do anything if I use Hotmail and open my mail in Hotmail rather than OE. Lord, you?d think it would be important for an AVG client to know that.
I gather that even if AVG is scanning Hotmail in OE, it may not be enough and that is why I should consider moving the mail to the new folder and getting it scanned there.
I'm also not clear about whether when we talk about an antivirus program scanning email if that means it scans the attachments too.
The virus discussions talk about email being the main source of virus problems. Yet, outside of your post, I can't find much discussion of how the various antivirus programs deal with emails. Or attachments. I guess people's minds just work differently from mine. It's frustrating. Maybe it's old age.
Sorry to be so lengthy but I might as well get it all off my chest. Also, this is sort of disjointed because right now my mind is sort of disjointed.