N/APosted on - 08/24/2012
My Avast 4 changed the settings for my POP3 and SMTP to 127.0.0.1.
So now I cannot send any new mail message because my email accounts was also changed.
How can I fix it?
Avast! – POP3 and SMTP settings 127.0.0.1
It is a good thing that Avast is able to change those settings, for it couldn't then it will not be able to scan your e-mail messages. But it is not supposed to result into any problems with sending or receiving messages.
The following steps will help you resolve the issue that you are getting.
First, you will need to exit Outlook Express.
And then you will start the Mail Protection Wizard and then choose select "Automatically remove protection from all my accounts".
After that you will start Outlook Express.
In Outlook Express, you will need to check the server addresses as well as the user name. In case you don´t know the right values, you will need to contact your Internet Service Provider and inquire from them.
After that you should close Outlook Express, and then Start Mail Protection Wizard again.
Next you will choose "Set up the protection manually".
And then choose "I don´t use MS Outlook…", and then follow the instructions.
When everything is done, you can start Outlook Express again.
Note that the addresses for POP and SMTP servers will be changed and your login name modified too, but that will not cause a problem.