I routinely go through ZA and check settings. My ZA v13.1.211.00 controls are set to require ZA to ask about allowing internet access for almost all programs. However, I noticed the email program "Thunderbird v24.6" appears to have free access to the internet regardless of settings. Both public and trusted zone security settings are at "high". The network firewall screens all programs (max) and the defense net is set to "manual". Microsoft catalog utilization is not enabled. All settings for the Thunderbird program are set to "ask". Does anyone have an idea how Thunderbird is completely bypassing Zone Alarm Firewall? Does it use a windows child service? If TB can bypass ZA so easily, what's to stop a malicious program from doing the same?