HTTP Proxy

To access the proxy server setup options for a given update profile, click the Proxy mode and select one of the three following options:

Do not use proxy server - No proxy server will be used to update ESET Mail Security.

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The default setting for the proxy server is Use global proxy server settings.

Connection through a proxy server - Use this option if:

A proxy server should be used to update ESET Mail Security that is different from the proxy server specified in the global settings (Tools > Proxy server). If so, the settings should be specified here: Proxy server address, communication Port (3128 by default), plus Username and Password for the proxy server if required.

The proxy server settings were not set globally, but ESET Mail Security will connect to a proxy server for updates.

Your computer is connected to the Internet via a proxy server. The settings are taken from Internet Explorer during program installation, but if they are subsequently changed (for example, if you change your ISP), please check that the HTTP proxy settings listed in this window are correct. Otherwise the program will not be able to connect to the update servers.

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Authentication data such as Username and Password is intended for accessing the proxy server. Complete these fields only if a username and password are required. Please note that these fields are not for your Username/Password for ESET Mail Security, and should only be completed if you know you need a password to access the Internet via a proxy server.

Use global proxy server settings - Proxy server configuration specified in the Advanced setup > Tools > Proxy server will be used.


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.