Email notifications

ESET Internet Security can automatically send notification emails if an event with the selected verbosity level occurs. Enable Send event notifications by email to activate email notifications.


SMTP server

SMTP serverThe SMTP server used for sending notifications (e.g., predefined port is 25).


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

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

Sender addressThis field specifies the sender address that will be displayed in the header of notification emails.

Recipient addressThis field specifies the recipient address that will be displayed in the header of notification emails.

From the Minimum verbosity for notifications drop-down menu, you can select the starting severity level of notifications to be sent.

Diagnostic – Logs information needed to fine-tune the program and all records above.

Informative – Records informative messages such as non-standard network events, including successful update messages, plus all records above.

Warnings – Records critical errors and warning messages (Antistealth is not running properly or update failed).

Errors – Errors (document protection not started) and critical errors will be recorded.

Critical – Logs only critical errors error starting antivirus protection or infected system.

Enable TLS – Enable sending alert and notification messages supported by TLS encryption.

Interval after which new notification emails will be sent (min) – Interval in minutes after which new notifications will be sent to email. If you set this value to 0, the notifications will be sent immediately.

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

Message format

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 predefined 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.

Use local alphabetic characters – Converts an email message to the ANSI character encoding based upon Windows Regional settings (for example, windows-1250). If you leave this deselected, a message will be converted and encoded in ACSII 7-bit (for example "á" will be changed to "a" and an unknown symbol to "?").

Use local character 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).