SMTP server

ESET Security Management Center can automatically send email reports and notification. Enable Use SMTP server, navigate to More > Server Settings > Advanced Settings > SMTP Server and specify the following:

Host - Hostname or an IP address of your SMTP server.

Port - SMTP uses port 25 by default, but you can change it in case your SMTP server uses different port.

Username - If your SMTP server requires authentication, specify the SMTP user account name (do not include the domain as this will not work).

Password - The password associated with the SMTP user account.

Connection security type - Specify connection type, the default is Not secured, but if your SMTP server allows for secure connections, choose TLS or STARTTLS. So if you want to make your connection more secure, it is a good choice to use a STARTTLS or SSL/TLS extension, that employ a separate port for encrypted communication.

Authentication type - The default is set to No authentication, however, you can select appropriate Authentication type from the drop-down list (for example Login, CRAM-MD5, CRAM-SHA1, SCRAM-SHA1, NTLM or Automatic).

Sender address - Specify the sender address that will be displayed in the header of notification emails (From:).

Test SMTP server - This is to make sure the SMTP settings are correct, press Send test email button and a pop-up window will open. Enter recipient's email address and the test email message will be sent via SMTP server to this address. Check the recipient's mailbox to verify the test email was delivered.