I like the junk e-mail filter in ZASS 7 but I'm not using it, and here's why:
Whenever I open Outlook Express 6 (running on XP Home SP 2) the junk e-mail filter opens a window...and sits there...and sits there...and finally runs some type of scan. Until the scan is complete I can't do a thing with Outlook Express - it won't respond to mouse clicks.
The window is doing who-knows-what for 10-12 seconds, and then the scan itself takes a few more seconds, so from the time I open Outlook Express until the time I can actually use it can be upwards of 15 seconds, every time. I find this unacceptable, so I turned off the junk e-mail filter.
[I use instead CA Anti-Spam, which is just Qurb re-badged. Hopefully CA won't mess with it.]
It's not like I have so much mail in Outlook Express. Is there some setting in the junk e-mail filter that I might have gotten wrong? Why does it take so long to get started?
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite