"Sinner" <sinner@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> "Ian D" <taurus@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> It is recommended that incoming and outgoing mail scanning is disabled
>> as it can cause problems for email clients. There is no additional
>> from scanning incoming mail as it is scanned when it is opened, which is
>> the more reliable scan. I've had email with infected attachments get
>> past the
>> incoming scan and get tagged by the AV when opening the text portion.
> None of the AV packages I have used have ever caused me a moments grief in
> any e-mail program not Norton, not NOD 32, nor McAfee.
> And, I'd much rather catch it before it has gotten to my HD.
The incoming email scan takes place on your HD. If there's an infected
attachment, it's immediately quarantined before reaching your inbox, if
that's how you set the AV options, but it's still on your HD. It's the same
thing with a file download. The file is saved into the AV's scanning area,
then moved to the destination directory after a clean scan.