Email notifications

ESET Server Security can automatically send notification emails if an event with the selected verbosity level occurs.


SMTP servers with TLS encryption are supported by ESET Server Security.

SMTP server

The name of the SMTP server used for sending alerts and notifications. This is typically the name of your Microsoft Exchange Server.

Username and password

If the SMTP server requires authentication, these fields should be filled in with a valid username and password to access the SMTP server.

Sender address

Enter sender's address that will appear in the header of notification emails. This is what the recipient will see in the From field.

Recipient address

Specify recipient's email address To whom notifications will be delivered.

Enable TLS

Enable alert and notification messages supported by TLS encryption.


Email settings

Minimum verbosity for notifications

Specifies the minimum verbosity level of notifications to be sent.

Interval after which new notification emails will be sent (min)

Interval in minutes after which new notification will be sent via email. Set this value to 0 if you want to send those notifications immediately.

Send each notification in a separate email

When enabled, the recipient will receive a new email for each individual notification. This may result in a large number of emails being received in a short period of time.


Message format

Communications between the program and a remote user or system administrator are done via emails or LAN messages (using the Windows messenger service). The default format of the alert messages and notifications will be optimal for most situations. In some circumstances, you may need to change the message format of event messages.

Format of event messages

Format of event messages that are displayed on remote computers.

Format of threat warning messages

Threat alert and notification messages have a pre-defined default format. We advise against changing this format. However, in some circumstances (for example, if you have an automated email processing system), you may need to change the message format.

Keywords (strings separated by % signs) are replaced in the message by the actual information as specified. The following keywords are available:

%TimeStamp% - Date and time of the event.

%Scanner% - Module concerned.

%ComputerName% - Name of the computer where the alert occurred.

%ProgramName% - Program that generated the alert.

%InfectedObject% - Name of infected file, message, etc.

%VirusName% - Identification of the infection.

%ErrorDescription% - Description of a non-virus event.

The keywords %InfectedObject% and %VirusName% are only used in threat warning messages, and %ErrorDescription% is only used in event messages.


You can choose encoding from the drop-down menu. Email message will be converted according to the selected character encoding.

Use Quoted-printable encoding

The email message source will be encoded to Quoted-printable (QP) format which uses ASCII characters and can correctly transmit special national characters by email in 8-bit format (áéíóú).