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Mcafee Blocking Email

Mcafee Blocking Email?

Is your McAfee blocking emails? Being protected from potential malware threats is advantageous, but sometimes you may find it annoying when everything is blocked unnecessarily. You can unblock emails that are blocked by your McAfee antivirus program. Here, we have given two methods to unblock your emails. Go through the required solutions and unblock your emails.

Method 1: Allow full access to your program

  • Launch the McAfee antivirus program on your Windows computer by double-clicking its icon in the system tray.
  • On the McAfee home page, click Firewall and select Settings.
  • On the Firewall settings page, click the Program Permissions tab.
  • Choose the program with the Blocked access and click the Edit button.
  • If your email program is not listed, click the Add button and browse it for adding permission.
  • Click the drop-down arrow below Access and select the Full option.
  • Finally, click Apply to allow full permissions to your email program.

Henceforth, McAfee will not block your emails.

Method 2: Manually exclude the process that is being blocked

  • Before starting, open the Run dialog box by pressing the Windows + R shortcut keys.
  • Type ‘%deflogdir%’ in the Run dialog box and click OK.
  • Now, the AccessProtectionLog.txt file will be displayed in the Explorer window.
  • Note down the process name found in the Access Protection log. You need the process name to exclude it in the McAfee VirusScan Console.
  • Next, click the Start menu on your Windows computer.
  • Select Programs –> McAfee –> VirusScan Console.
  • Give a right-click on the Access Protection tab and select the Properties option.
  • Click the Access Protection tab and go to the left-side panel.
  • Select Anti-virus Standard Protection below Categories.
  • Choose Prevent mass mailing worms from sending mail and click Edit.
  • Go to the Processes to exclude section and enter the process name you have noted down previously.
  • Click the OK button to close the Rule details window.
  • Finally, click Apply and close the Access Protection Properties window.

If your McAfee program is still blocking your emails, turn off the virus protection feature.