Find out more about spam filters - precisely what they are, the way they work and the way to set up one.
An email filter is a software application that’s installed on a mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming messages in order to prevent any unwelcome ones from entering a certain mailbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent bank notices or email attachments that contain malware sent with the idea of infecting your computer. Email filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email and if they spot specific keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the message or deliver it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting companies combine their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
If you order a shared hosting
package from us and if you use our email services, you’ll be able to enable spam filtering for any of the email accounts that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With only a few mouse clicks, you can select between 5 separate safety levels. If you start getting spam, you can start with the lowest level and then slowly boost the level till you stop receiving spam. We use one of the best and most famous email filters out there called SpamAssassin. It examines the header and the body of each email that you receive and determines a spam score, based on which it either erases a certain message or permits it to enter your inbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also allow you to create custom spam filters and either delete undesired email messages or send them to a 3rd-party address such as email@example.com where you can check them once again later.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you reach the decision to make use of the mail service that comes with our Linux semi-dedicated packages
, you can keep all undesirable messages away from your inbox by activating the 5-level spam protection service that we offer with every semi-dedicated plan. This can be accomplished via the feature-laden Email Manager section of the Control Panel and we employ the powerful SpamAssassin filter to make sure that we provide the best possible protection for our clients. You can have a different anti-spam level for each email account and you can select if the filtered email messages should be deleted or delivered to another mailbox where you can view them at a later point in time to ensure that you are not losing legitimate email messages. Switching to a different level of protection or disabling the spam protection is also easy and takes a few clicks of the mouse.