An email filter is a software application that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming emails in order to hinder any unwelcome ones from reaching a given inbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false banking statements or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to infect your computer. Spam filters usually check the content of an email message and when they detect given keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email message or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting companies mix their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of safety for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam messages recently reported by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Website Hosting
Our website hosting
servers use one of the very best spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is included with every web hosting plan, so if you host your domains with our company, you can select one of the 5 protection levels that the filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can do this with just 2 clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all cloud hosting accounts. SpamAssassin examines the header field and the content of every email message, gives it a spam score and then continues according to the level that you’ve chosen. Each mailbox can have a different setting and you can choose whether the emails that the filter classifies as spam should be erased or redirected to some other mailbox where you can check them at a later point in time, so as to avoid erasing a legitimate email. Changing the level or disabling the spam protection is also amazingly easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
, you will not have to worry about unsolicited bulk messages stuffing your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin email filter that we offer with each and every semi-dedicated server account. Our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any email account with a couple of mouse clicks and you can choose one of the 5 levels of security – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any time if, for example, genuine emails get blocked, or if junk email messages go through and appear in your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered messages to be redirected to a special mailbox like firstname.lastname@example.org and not to be erased. In this way, you can check them from time to time to make certain that you haven’t missed out on a genuine email message.