A spam filter is a piece of software that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and monitors all incoming emails so as to block any undesirable ones from entering a particular inbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fake banking statements or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to infect your computer. Spam filters usually check the content of an email and when they come across particular keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting providers mix their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of security for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam emails recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Website Hosting
Our website hosting servers use one of the best spam filters available. It’s called SpamAssassin and is included with each and every cloud web hosting package, so if you host your domains with our company, you can choose one of the 5 security levels that the spam filter offers for any mailbox that you have here. You can accomplish this with only 2 mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all shared accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header and the content of each email message, calculates a spam score and then continues in accordance with the level that you’ve selected. Every email account can have a different level and you can choose whether the emails that the spam filter flags as spam should be erased or delivered to a different mailbox where you can review them later, so as to prevent erasing a legitimate email message. Switching to another level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also astonishingly easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you order a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you set up one or more mailboxes with any of the domains hosted under your account, you will be able to activate the powerful, 5-level SpamAssassin filter that we offer and keep all unwanted messages away from your mailbox. This functionality is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it can be enabled or disabled for any email account whenever you want. You can also change the level of security with a few clicks of the mouse if unsolicited bulk emails still reach your mailbox or the spam filter begins erasing legitimate email messages. As you can select whether the spam should be deleted momentarily or delivered to a separate mailbox, you can set up spam@domain.com, for example, and check all filtered messages there, so as to make sure that you won’t omit an email that you require. The messages that the filter permits to go through will still be received in your mailbox.