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  1. No, I'm just a user. And maybe I have to say that you could manually remove it - but you would have to do it in a very aggressive and extraordinary way and so I can't guarantee that ESET and Thunderbird are still working after this. You do this at your own risk!

    The files for the add-on are saved in %programfiles%\ESET\ESET Smart Security\Mozilla Thunderbird or %programfiles%\ESET\ESET NOD32\Mozilla Thunderbird.

     

    So is is possible to deactivate self-protection of ESET and delete this files. But it is really not recommend! Just let the few bytes there.

    They aren't disturbing and so I see no reason to delete them.

     

    You are wrong that they cause no harm. Did you miss my last post about how it causes a very long pause every time Thunderbird updates, because it is searching for an update to the ESET plugin?

     

    This causes no end of support calls to me whenever a Thunderbird update occurs.

     

    But, no worries... I had opened a case with ESET, and they just replied, and as soon as I saw where they were going with how to remove it, I realized I could have done it all along with the policy editor (we are an enterprise customer and have the RAS/RAC for managing our clients).

  2. It's likely that support for old Thunderbird versions will be removed completely in future versions. As it's been already said, incoming email will be scanned regardless of the email client used. If you use POP3S or IMAPS to fetch email, SSL scanning will need to be enabled.

     

    Ok, but what about new/current versions?

     

    I understand that email will still be scanned, I am not concerned about that.

     

    What I am concerned about is that every time Thunderbid updates, it pauses for about 45 seconds searching for an update to the ESET plugin that hasn't workd in ages.

     

    THIS MUST BE FIXED.

  3. Thunderbird is being evolved very quickly with major changes introduced in every new build, requiring substantial changes to be made to the plug-in as well. Since it's not possible to keep up with the rapid development and maintain quality at the same time, ESET does not support newer versions of Thunderbird.

     

    This is actually no longer true.

     

    Thunderbird major releases now follow the ESR releases for Firefox. Meaning, Thunderbird only gets major updates once every 6 months. I don't see this as a major impediment to keeping up with the release cycle.

     

    But again, at a minimum, if you are no longer supporting current version, you simply should not install the pluigin. I'm still struggling in vain to come up with a single reason that this makes even the remotest sense to you guys.

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    Thunderbird is being evolved very quickly with major changes introduced in every new build, requiring substantial changes to be made to the plug-in as well. Since it's not possible to keep up with the rapid development and maintain quality at the same time, ESET does not support newer versions of Thunderbird.

     

    Thats is fine, but then why install the plug in at all? Right now it just sits there letting everyone know that it is not compatible, and will only continue to result in questions and frustration.

     

    Is there a way to manually remove it, and maybe even to not install it to begin with?

     

     

    Response would be appreciated...

  5. Thunderbird is being evolved very quickly with major changes introduced in every new build, requiring substantial changes to be made to the plug-in as well. Since it's not possible to keep up with the rapid development and maintain quality at the same time, ESET does not support newer versions of Thunderbird.

     

    Thats is fine, but then why install the plug in at all? Right now it just sits there letting everyone know that it is not compatible, and will only continue to result in questions and frustration.

     

    Is there a way to manually remove it, and maybe even to not install it to begin with?

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