KBI 220655 McAfee VirusScan Blocks Outgoing SMTP Mail


Argent Console of any version


19 February 2007


McAfee VirusScan Blocks Outgoing SMTP Mail.

Technical Background

The default installation of McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0.0 blocks outgoing SMTP mail (TCP port 25) to any destination. This prevents the Argent Console from sending Email Alerts.


Configure VirusScan Enterprise to allow outgoing SMTP traffic. Right-click on the VirusScan icon in the system tray:

Configure Access Protection.

Uncheck Prevent mass mailing worms from sending mail