If you are using Avast Premium Security and Outlook 2019, you may have noticed that the Avast Add-in for Outlook is not working properly. The Avast Add-in is supposed to provide anti-spam protection for your emails, but it may not tag spam emails or show the Avast toolbar in Outlook. This is because the Avast Add-in was removed in the latest update of Avast Premium Security[^1^].
According to Avast, the reason for removing the anti-spam feature was that it was not offering enough value to customers, as email providers nowadays provide strong embedded anti-spam filters[^1^]. Avast decided to focus on adding value in other areas, such as Remote Access Shield, Password Protection, improved botnet protection, etc[^1^]. However, some users may still prefer to have the Avast Add-in for Outlook, as email servers filters are not always reliable[^1^].
If you are one of those users who want to restore the Avast Add-in for Outlook 2019, here are some possible solutions:
Reinstall an older version of Avast Premium Security that still has the anti-spam feature. You can find older versions of Avast on third-party websites, but be careful as they may not be safe or updated. You may also lose some of the new features and security updates that Avast has introduced in the latest version.
Install a different anti-spam add-in for Outlook from the Office Store. You can find various add-ins that offer anti-spam protection for your emails on the Office Store[^2^]. To install an add-in from the Office Store, open Outlook and select Home > Get Add-ins or Home > All Apps from the ribbon. Then search for the add-in you want and select Add[^2^]. Some examples of anti-spam add-ins are SpamTitan, SpamBully, and MailWasher.
Use a different email client that is compatible with Avast Premium Security. You can try using other email clients that work with Avast, such as Thunderbird, eM Client, or Mailbird. You can also use web-based email services that have their own anti-spam filters, such as Gmail, Yahoo Mail, or Outlook.com.
We hope this article has helped you fix the Avast Add-in for Outlook 2019 issue. If you have any questions or feedback, please let us know in the comments below.Here are some additional tips to improve your email security and avoid spam:
Do not open or reply to suspicious or unsolicited emails. They may contain malware, phishing links, or scams that can compromise your personal or financial information.
Do not click on links or attachments in emails unless you are sure they are safe and from a trusted source. You can hover over the link to see the actual URL or scan the attachment with Avast before opening it.
Use strong and unique passwords for your email accounts and change them regularly. You can use Avast Password Protection to generate and store secure passwords for your online accounts.
Enable two-factor authentication (2FA) for your email accounts if possible. This adds an extra layer of security by requiring a code or a device to verify your identity when you log in.
Keep your email client and Avast Premium Security updated to the latest version. This ensures that you have the best protection and performance for your emails and devices.
By following these steps, you can enhance your email security and reduce the risk of spam and other threats. We hope you enjoyed this article and found it useful. Please share it with your friends and family who may also benefit from it. ec8f644aee