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how to extract a virus from a Thunderbird inbox file?

how to extract a virus from a Thunderbird inbox file?

I have a virus scan running and it's found a virus in my Thunderbird inbox file. Of course, I don't want to delete the inbox file, and the anti-virus (AVG) can't seem to pull it out. There are lots of messages my mailbox and I don't want to try to look at each attachment and figure out if it has the virus.

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bert [Entry]

"Since the inbox file is a monolithic blob to AVG, and you don't know what message has the offending attachment, you'll probably need to take a divide & conquer approach: First, sort by attachment, then create a few sub-folders and move groups of emails into each one, rescan, etc.

Remember the game Mastermind? Similar strategy..."
bert [Entry]

"You can log onto your mailbox using Telnet and delete that message manually:

For a quick tutorial: http://smanage.tripod.com/tel.html or http://techhelp.santovec.us/pop3telnet.htm

Good luck!"