A spam filter is a piece of software that is installed on an email server and keeps track of all inbound emails so as to prevent any unasked-for ones from entering a specific inbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, false banking statements or attachments that contain malware sent with the idea of damaging your personal computer. Spam filters typically examine the content of an email message and in case they spot specific keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting companies combine their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure better security for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam email messages recently reported by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting
If you order a shared web hosting package from our company and if you use our email services, you’ll be able to enable anti-spam protection for any of the email accounts that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With no more than a couple of clicks, you can select between five separate levels of safety. If you start getting spam, you can start with the lowest level and then gradually boost the level till you stop getting spam. We make use of one of the best and most famous spam filters available on the market 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 deletes a particular email or allows it to enter your mailbox. The Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to create custom email filters and either delete unasked-for messages or forward them to a 3rd-party address such as spam@domain.com where you can view them again later.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you use a semi-dedicated server plan from our company and if you set up one or more email addresses with any of the domain names hosted in the account, you will be able to activate the powerful, five-level SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we provide and keep all undesired email messages away from your inbox. This option is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it can be activated or deactivated for any email account at any time. You can also tweak the safety level with several clicks in case junk emails still appear in your mailbox or the email filter begins deleting genuine email messages. As you can choose if the spam should be deleted right away or re-sent to another email address, you can set up spam@domain.com, for instance, and view all filtered emails there, so as to make certain that you won’t miss an email that you need. The emails that the filter allows to proceed will still appear in your inbox.