Retrieve GMail & HotMail with PopTray, K9 & AVG on Window 7

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Retrieve GMail & HotMail with PopTray, K9 & AVG on Window 7

Post by homaquebec » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:28 pm

With the new version of AVG (AVG 2012), it is not possible to make the setting since AVG does not allow to add new servers in the email scanning function.

Too bad!

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Post by Rdsok » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:13 am

It still looks configurable to me... see http://forums.avg.com/us-en/avg-forums? ... &id=170467

Please note that the full blown MS Outlook actually uses a plugin and not an external scanner like in other email clients ( Outlook Express, MS Mail, Thunderbird etc )... so in this case there wouldn't be a configuration needed for AVG itself.

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The solution to add servers to AVG...

Post by homaquebec » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:11 pm

I found the solution to my problem.

At the installation of AVG (the free or the pay version), by default, I had just the Outlook scanner. Since I use Windows Mail Live, I had to download the full installation files http://free.avg.com/us-en/download-free-all-product once AVG was already installed (being sure to download the good version).

At the installation, we have to choose Add or remove component. I desabled all the components except E-Mail scanner. I desabled Outlook and enabled All E-mail clients.

Then, I had the possibility to add servers.

I already had K9 installed. So, to check a Hotmail account, in the correct AVG window, I add a server with the following indormations:

The new SERVER NAME = HOTMAIL.
TYPE OF LOGIN = fixed host
in the blank add -> pop3.live.com 995 (in the box at the right)
ADDITIONAL SETTINGS
LOCAL PORT = 10111
CONNECTION = SSL

In PopTray, I have the following informations:
Name ot the account: HOTMAIL
SERVER: 127.0.0.1
PORT: 9999
PROTOCOL: POP3
LOGIN = 127.0.0.1/10111/your_email@hotmail.com

Your password. You save all the page.


For a GMAIL account, here are the informations to give.

In AVG:

The new SERVER NAME = GMAIL
TYPE OF LOGIN = fixed host
in the blank add -> pop.gmail.com 995 (in the box at the right)
LOCAL PORT = 10112
CONNECTION = SSL

In PopTray, I have the following informations:
Name of the account: GMAIL
SERVER: 127.0.0.1
PORT: 9999
PROTOCOL: POP3
LOGIN = 127.0.0.1/10112/your_email@gmail.com
Your password. You save the page.

You can add an other HOTMAIL account. In this case, change the Local port to one that it is not used (here: 10113).

Everything works fine.

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Post by Rdsok » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:15 pm

That is what I was thinking that may have happened...

AVG detects what Windows has setup as the default email client during it's installation... and it installs the appropriate email scanner. Since you still had Outlook setup as the default email... that is what AVG installed for.

If you are going to use a different Email client as your default... I'd recommend setting up Windows settings properly to avoid this type of issue later... you can select the Default email client in the Windows 7 Default Programs... found either on the right menu area or by typing Default Programs in the Search/Run bar on the menu

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