BD2017 blocks my email
I just installed BitDefender Total Security 2017 on my Windows 10 computer. Instantly my Thunderbird email client lost the ability to either send or receive emails. I disabled the BD Antispam Toolbar in Thunderbird, but the only thing that allows me to send or receive emails is to completely disable Bitdefender real-time protection, which of course is not good.
I checked Bitdefender Firewall settings, it shows thunderbird.exe as "allow".
What do I need to do?