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Desktop notifications

Desktop notification is represented by a small notification window next to the system taskbar. It is default set to show for 10 seconds, then it slowly disappears. ESET Mail Security communicates with the user by notifying them about successful product updates, new devices connected, virus scans, task completion or new detections found.

Display desktop notifications

We recommend keeping this option enabled so the product can inform you when a new event occurs.

Desktop notifications

Click Edit to select what Desktop notifications to communicate various events.

Turn the Do not display notifications when running applications in full screen mode switch on to suppress all non-interactive notifications.

Display time in seconds

Set the notification visibility duration. The value must be between 3-30 seconds.


Set the notification transparency percentage. The supported range is 0 (no transparency) to 80 (very high transparency).

Minimum verbosity of events to display drop-down menu enables you to select the severity level of alerts and notification. The following options are available:

Diagnostic - Logs information needed to fine-tune the program and all records above.

Informative - Records informative messages, including successful update messages, plus all records above.

Warnings - Records critical errors and warning messages.

Errors - Errors such as "Error downloading file" and critical errors will be recorded.

Critical - Logs only critical errors.

The On multi-user systems, display notifications on the screen of this user field specifies which user will receive system and other notifications on systems allowing multiple users to connect at the same time. Normally, this would be a system or network administrator. This option is especially useful for terminal servers, provided that all system notifications are sent to the administrator.

Allow notifications to take screen focus - Notifications will take screen focus and be accessible by Alt+Tab.