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Email client integration

Integration of ESET Internet Security with your email client increases the level of active protection against malicious code in email messages. If your email client is supported, you can enable integration in ESET Internet Security. When integrated into your email client, the ESET Internet Security toolbar is inserted directly into the email client for more efficient email protection. Integration settings are located in Advanced setup (F5) > Web and email > Email client protection > Email client integration.

Microsoft Outlook is currently the only supported email client. Email protection works as a plugin. The main advantage of the plugin is that it is independent of the protocol used. When the email client receives an encrypted message, it is decrypted and sent to the virus scanner. See this ESET Knowledgebase article for a complete list of supported Microsoft Outlook versions.

Attachment handling optimization—If optimization is disabled, all attachments are scanned immediately. You may experience an email client performance slowdown.

Advanced email client processing—If you are experiencing a system slowdown when working with your email client, disable this option.