Norton AntiVirus provides automatic scanning of email messages. Because Norton AntiVirus for Mac OS X v10.1 scans all files closed with write permission, email attachments are files scanned.
If you are using Norton AntiVirus for Mac OS 8.1-9.x, email attachments are automatically scanned if you have checked that option in Preferences. In addition, if your email program is one that Norton AntiVirus supports, Auto-Protect automatically scans all email attachments when they are downloaded.
To determine if your email program is supported
In your Internet browser, navigate to the Symantec Service and Support Web site at: www.symantec.com/techsupp/
On the Service and Support Web page, click I am a home / small business user.
On the home computing and small business page, select Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh as the product, 8.x as the version, then click continue.
On the stage one page, select solving a software issue as what you need help with, to solve some other software issue as what you want, and click continue.
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On the stage two page, click continue to knowledge base. In the search field, type email clients. Click search.
On the stage three page under search results, click Which email clients does NAV for Macintosh 8.0 support for email scanning?
Scan email attachments
See “Access Custom Preferences in Mac OS 8.1-9.x” on page 90.
Protecting disks, files, and data from viruses Decontamination procedures
If you think that a virus has infected your computer and you are afraid that there might be a virus in memory, use the Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh CD to restart your computer and remove the virus. For detailed instructions see “Start from the CD” on page 21 and “Scan for viruses” on page 22.