Access setup

In order to provide maximum security for your system, it is essential that ESET Mail Security is correctly configured. Any unqualified change may result in a loss of important data. To avoid unauthorized modifications, the setup parameters of ESET Mail Security can be password protected. Configuration settings for password protection are located in the Access setup submenu under User interface in the Advanced setup tree (F5).


Password protect settings - Locks/unlocks the program's setup parameters. Click to open the Password setup window.

To set or change a password to protect setup parameters, click Set password.

Require full administrator rights for limited administrator accounts - Select this option to prompt the current user (if he or she does not have administrator rights) to enter an administrator username and password when modifying certain system parameters (similar to UAC in Windows Vista). The modifications include disabling protection modules.

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If the Access Setup password changes and you want to import an existing .xml configuration file (that was signed before the password change) using the ESET CMD command line, make sure to sign it again using your current password. This allows you to use older configuration file without the need to export it on the other machine running ESET Mail Security before the import.