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Email client protection

Integration of ESET Mail Security with email clients increases the level of active protection against malicious code in email messages. If your email client is supported, integration can be enabled in ESET Mail Security. When integration is activated, the ESET Mail Security toolbar is inserted directly into the email client (toolbar for newer versions of Windows Live Mail is not inserted), allowing for more efficient email protection.

Email client integration

Email clients that are currently supported include Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail. Email protection works as a plug-in for these programs. The main advantage of the plug-in 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. Even if integration is not enabled, email communication is still protected by the email client protection module (POP3, IMAP).

For a complete list of supported email clients and their versions, refer to the following Knowledgebase article.

Disable checking upon inbox content change

If you are experiencing a system slowdown when working with your email client (Microsoft Outlook only). This may occur when retrieving an email from the Kerio Outlook Connector Store, for example.

Enable email protection by client plugins

Lets you disable email client protection without removing integration into your email client. You can disable all plugins at once, or disable selectively the following:

Received email - Toggles checking of received messages.

Sent email - Toggles checking of sent messages.

Read email - Toggles checking of read messages.

Action to be performed on infected email

No action - If enabled, the program will identify infected attachments, but will leave emails without taking any action.

Delete email - The program will notify the user about infiltration(s) and delete the message.

Move email to the Deleted items folder - Infected emails will be moved automatically to the Deleted items folder.

Move email to the folder - Infected emails will be moved automatically to the specified folder.

Folder - Specify the custom folder where you want to move infected emails when detected.

Repeat scan after update

Toggles rescanning after a detection engine update.

Accept scan results from other modules

If this is selected, the email protection module accepts scan results of other protection modules (POP3, IMAP protocols scanning).