Say goodbye to email-related worries and embrace a more secure digital experience: Email Protection

Alexandru_BD
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edited February 7 in News & Blogs

As we all know, some emails can be dangerous due to various forms of online threats and malicious intent associated with them. Bitdefender has added a new layer of defense in its security solutions, called Email Protection, that directly integrates with Gmail and Outlook webmail services, clarifying to users which email is dangerous or safe.

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  • garioch7
    garioch7 Defender of the month ✭✭✭✭

    @Alexandru_BD

    I currently use MailWasher Pro (MWP) to block spam messages. I configure rules in that app that will auto-delete it.

    My question is whether this new BD component will cause any issues working alongside MWP or am I wiser to leave this new security component disabled to avoid conflicts? Has any such testing been done? What do you advise?

    By the way, regardless of the advice offered for my particular situation, I think that this is a great enhancement to BD security products. 👍

    Have a great day.

    Regards,

    Phil

    Former Bleeping Computer Malware Response Instructor

  • Cristian Dumitru
    Cristian Dumitru Defender of the month ✭✭✭

    Hi !

    Cool !

    But for Yahoo mail?

  • garioch7
    garioch7 Defender of the month ✭✭✭✭

    @Cristian Dumitru ,

    Yes, it works with Yahoo Mail, Gmail, etc. Those emails are being fetched and filtered just fine.

    There is a temporary glitch just now for the last few weeks because MS changed the ground rules for logging in and fetching MS mail apps (Live, Outlook, and Hotmail). I have no doubt that Firetrust will have the issue resolved in short order.

    I will let you know when the issue has been resolved. I became a beta tester because of this issue. I avoid being a beta tester, but I believe in the product. I have had a great experience with MWP since I purchased lifetime licences in April 2022.

    I don't wish to diminish the great news that Bitdefender has introduced this new email protection module, but since it does not yet work with Yahoo, I think MWP is worthy of consideration for Yahoo Mail users. I fully expect that Bitdefender will enhance this new module, as they continuously do.

    Have a great day.

    Regards,

    Phil

    Former Bleeping Computer Malware Response Instructor

  • Premium Security & Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools user

  • Hello @garioch7,

    To be honest, the scenario you have described hasn't been tested, but I personally don't see any conflict between the two.

    Premium Security & Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools user

  • garioch7
    garioch7 Defender of the month ✭✭✭✭

    @Alexandru_BD ,

    Thank you for your reply. Well, since I am a beta tester now for MWP, I guess I will turn on BD Email Protection and see what happens. Consider it BD beta testing.

    Have a great day.

    Regards,

    Phil

    Former Bleeping Computer Malware Response Instructor

  • garioch7
    garioch7 Defender of the month ✭✭✭✭

    @Alexandru_BD ,

    I just turned on my laptop computer this afternoon, as I do every week, to update, backup, and scan it. BDTS updated to Version 27.0.27.130. There is no option for Email Protection under "Protection Features." I rebooted the laptop twice after the BD update, but no joy. There are no errors in Central for that device.

    MWP was not active. Fast Startup is disabled, as is hibernation. Both the desktop and laptop are Dell computers. The laptop is a Dell XPS 15 7590 about three years old. Both computers are running Windows 11 Pro, fully updated.

    Any ideas? Have a great weekend.

    Regards,

    Phil

    Former Bleeping Computer Malware Response Instructor

  • Cristian Dumitru
    Cristian Dumitru Defender of the month ✭✭✭


    Good evening Sir Phil !

    Thank You for the informations !

    All the best !

    Cristian

  • Cristian Dumitru
    Cristian Dumitru Defender of the month ✭✭✭

    For Alexandru _ BD ( the Great ) !😀

    I m waiting for Yahoo.

    Cristian

  • Hi @garioch7,

    Is email protection available for you now?

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  • garioch7
    garioch7 Defender of the month ✭✭✭✭

    @Alexandru_BD ,

    I just turned on the laptop and Email Protection was now listed. I got a message that something went wrong with Email protection signing in. I rebooted and turned off the VPN, which does seem to cause issues with some apps. After the reboot, my two accounts were listed, presumably with data from my Central account behind the scenes. I turned the VPN back on, and everything seems to be working.

    Trust me, the Email Protection component was missing on the laptop until today.

    In any event, it is now resolved. I don't know what you did but thank you.

    Have a great day.

    Regards,

    Phil

    Former Bleeping Computer Malware Response Instructor

  • Premium Security & Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools user

  • Cristian Dumitru
    Cristian Dumitru Defender of the month ✭✭✭

    😂🤣😂 !!!

  • garioch7
    garioch7 Defender of the month ✭✭✭✭

    @Alexandru_BD ,

    You're pretty handy with that wrench! Thank you again.

    Have a great day.

    Regards,

    Phil

    Former Bleeping Computer Malware Response Instructor

  • One bit of feedback I'd like to leave on this feature is that I'd like the ability to control tags. I find the "safe" tag to be too much clutter and I hide it in Gmail. Periodically Bitdefender will re-enable it. I would like the ability to control this.

    Something else would be the ability to report a tag as false positive or to flag as "should be positive".

    All that being said I love the new feature.

  • Thank you for your feedback @Kn1nJa ! 👍️ I'll make sure it reaches the Bitdefender developers.

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