SMTP server

ESET PROTECT can automatically send email reports and notifications. Enable Use SMTP server, click 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 if 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 the 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, use a STARTTLS or a SSL/TLS extension, because they use a separate port for encrypted communication.

Authentication type - The default is set to No authentication. However, you can select the 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. Click Send test email to open a pop-up window. Type the recipient's email address, and the test email message will be sent via the 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.