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Sending Email with Systems that Has Antivirus Installed

Created: 28 Feb 2008 • Updated: 02 Mar 2009

Hello,

I am writing an application that processes and sends electronic mail using Visual Basic.NET that has no issues as is.

However, when running concurrently with an antivirus package that is installed (such as Symantec Antivirus Corp. Client) any mail that the application sends the message is only delivered AFTER my application closes or if the antivirus software is disabled.

Since my application will be deployed to a variety of systems I do not want to require the client to disable the antivirus application just to use my application.

I have tried to call a new thread to perform the process in the hopes that when the thread finishes the emails will be sent but this does not occur. Is there anything that I am missing? How is this accomplished normally?

Regards,

Christopher Koeber