According to https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1057508&postcount=2 the beta versions of ESS don't retain disabled module settings. RC1 doesn't retain disable module settings either. The idea of an RC is to test the *actual* configuration of the program--including the ability to disable modules and retain those settings. I want to disable the email protection and keep it that way. Even better would be to have the option to not even install that module. The less hooks in Outlook the better.