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How to Turn Off Email Scanning in McAfee

Problem: McAfee Anti-virus is scanning your e-mail, which may be causing some problems, such as server time-outs, error messages, inability to send out email messages, or your incoming mail server constantly changing to 127.0.0.1.

Solution:
  1. Open McAfee Security Center. To do this click on the red letter "M" down at the bottom-right hand corner of your screen by the clock.
  2. Click on Virus Scan.
  3. Click on "Configure virus scan options" (at the top right-hand side of the window).
  4. Un-check "Scan email and attachments". Click OK.
  5. Click OK on the pop-up that tells you about the need to restart your e-mail program.
  6. Now you should be back on the main McAfee Security Center page. Click on Spam Killer, which is probably over on the left at the bottom.
  7. It says "Click here if you want to Disable Spam Killer." up at the top. Click there.
    Now it should say "Email filtering is disabled" and/or "Spam Killer is not protecting your computer".
  8. Close McAfee.

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