The latest ZoneAlarm update is causing a lot of people significant e-mail reception headaches, this is with version 5.5.062.004. If you are having issue you should deinstall and revert to version 5.5.062.000
Personally I want to scream at these idiots, rapid fire unstable releases that are approaching bloatware. The stupidity of this company shocks me. They have been my mainstay firewall for a long time. But recently I have noticed a significant number of new enhancements that are delving into the e-mail arena. These enhancements are not wanted by me at least. They obviously want to be a Jack of all Trades but it is going to cost them their base users.
I disabled the following modules (Antivirus) as I already utilize Norton Anti Virus and it does a great job. I disabled (Inbound/outbound/junk e-mail filtering) again Norton Antivirus takes care of this very well. Third I disabled some of the Privacy settings as it was blocking nearly all of the sites I try to login to on a daily basis. Forth ID lock I do not allow any program on my computer to keep Credit Card numbers and login information. Fifth I disabled Parental controls, my kids computers have Net Nanny installed and they do a great job ok keeping them away from bad sites…
After installing the latest update it broke my incoming e-mail. Apparently I am not the only one and it seems some users are getting Blue Screens of Death. Calls to company have went unanswered and I’ll be honest with you. If their was a viable alternative I would be buying a new product tonight.