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    Mcafee changes POP server

    A friend installed McAfee Internet Security 2006 which includes Antivirus, Firewall, Anti Spam and Privacy. When she tries to use Outlook Express, McAfee has changed her POP server to 127.0.0.1 and her user ID to her email address. She can go into the Account and change it back but whenever she restarts her computer, McAfee changes it again. Are there some settings in McAfee to have it not change the POP server and the User ID? She is running Windows XP Home SP2.

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    Re: Mcafee changes POP server

    I don't have McAfee but presumably it has the option to turn POP mail virus scanning on and off, separate from general virus protection. She should turn it off if she doesn't want to scan her incoming email through McAfee. If she does want to scan her incoming mail through McAfee but it isn't working, then we can think about why not and how to fix it...

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    Re: Mcafee changes POP server

    I just did a Google search on the issue and found lots of references to the issue. It is related to the McAfee Spam Killer. We will try the various recommendations and see what happens. Thanks.

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    Re: Mcafee changes POP server

    127.0.0.1 is a magic number, not arbitrary, forget why.
    NAV did the same thing a number of versions ago, do not recall what it now does.

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    Re: Mcafee changes POP server

    127.0.0.1 is always the address of the local system - if you specify that this is where your mail is, then you must be running a mail server on the same PC as the client.

    Presumably the SPAM killer collects the mail from the real POP3 server and then act as a mail server to the real client.

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