avast! is able to send a warning message to other users whenever a virus is detected. This feature is especially useful for network administrators who will be immediately notified about a virus infection on any computer in their network so that they can react quickly.
To create an alert, first select how it should be sent from the list of available options:
- Email (SMTP) – The alert will be sent as an email using SMTP protocol, but certain other settings need to be specified first – see below.
- Email (MAPI) – The alert will be sent as an email using MAPI protocol, but the MAPI profile name and password must also be specified – see below.
- Printers – The alert will be sent to the specified printer
- Network Message (WinPopup) – The alert will be sent as a network message, but first it is necessary to enter the IP address or the network name of the person to whom the message should be sent.
Here the SMTP server details should be entered:
- Server address – the address of the outgoing email server e.g. smtp.server.com or 192.168.1.25
- Port – the default is 25
- From address – the address of the sender
If the SMTP server requires authentication when logging on, you should also check the box “If the SMTP server requires authentication:” and enter the username and password.
Here you should enter the MAPI profile name and password to be used if alerts are to be sent as an email using MAPI protocol.