The ranting of an IT Professional

Aug 8 2008   4:12PM GMT

Mcafee issues with Goldmine



Posted by: Jason Tramer
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Connection refused: System error 10061.
goldmine
mcafee

Ok seriously now, Mcafee is the suckiest bunch of suck that ever sucked. I don’t form this opinion over one instance but a career worth of experience. Everytime I start to think that maybe just maybe Mcafee is now ok they go ahead and prove me wrong. Take my experience with it today for example. I am working with a client who uses Goldmine for their email client. They are able to receive email but are unable to send it. They get the error Connection refused: System error 10061.  A quick look in the Application event log shows this:

Blocked by port blocking rule (Anti-virus Standard Protection:Prevent mass mailing worms from sending mail).

You actually have to disable the Mcafee worm protection to get this to work.  So now sure Goldmine works but if and when this client actually gets a real worm there is no protection against it!  What is the point of buying software if you have to disable it’s functionality to get it to work?

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