Proxy server

In large LAN networks, the connection of your computer to the Internet can be mediated by a proxy server. If this is the case, the following settings need to be defined. Otherwise the program will not be able to update itself automatically. In ESET Mail Security, proxy server setup is available in two different sections within the Advanced setup window (F5).

1.Advanced setup > Update > Profiles > HTTP Proxy - This setting applies for the given update profile and is recommended for laptops that often receive virus signature updates from different locations. For more information about this setting, see the section Advanced update setup.

2.Advanced setup > Tools > Proxy server - Specifying the proxy server at this level defines global proxy server settings for all of ESET Mail Security. Parameters here will be used by all modules that connect to the Internet.

To specify proxy server settings for this level, turn on the Use proxy server switch and then enter the address of the proxy server into the Proxy server field, along with the Port number of the proxy server.


If communication with the proxy server requires authentication, turn the Proxy server requires authentication switch on and enter a valid Username and Password into the respective fields.

Click Detect to automatically detect and populate proxy server settings. The parameters specified in Internet Explorer will be copied.

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This feature does not retrieve authentication data (username and password); it must be supplied by you.

Use direct connection if proxy is not available - if a product is configured to utilize HTTP Proxy and the proxy is unreachable, the product will bypass the proxy and communicate directly with ESET servers.