SMTP server

ESET Security Management Center can automatically send email reports and notifications. 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 a 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. If you want to make your connection more secure, it is a good choice to use a STARTTLS or a SSL/TLS extension, since they 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 the 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 that the test email was delivered.



You can use Gmail as the SMTP server, if you have a Gmail account. Use the settings below:



Use SMTP server




465 (TLS) or 587 (STARTTLS)


your Gmail address


your Gmail password

Connection security type


Authentication type


Sender address

your Gmail address

If sending of emails fails, you may need to allow less secure apps in your Gmail account or unlock your Gmail account.