A spam filter is a piece of software that runs on a POP3/IMAP server and ‘scans’ all incoming messages to obstruct any undesirable ones from reaching a certain mailbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent banking notifications or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention of infecting your computer. Email filters typically examine the content of an email and when they detect certain keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting providers combine their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of protection for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Website Hosting
If you order a website hosting package from us and if you take advantage of our email services, you’ll be able to activate spam filtering for any of the mailboxes that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a few clicks, you can choose between 5 separate protection levels. If you start getting spam, you can begin with the lowest level and then slowly raise the level till you stop getting spam. We make use of one of the very best and most popular spam filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It ‘scans’ the header and the body of each message that you get and calculates a spam score, based on which it either erases a given email message or permits it to reach your mailbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also permit you to activate custom email filters and either erase unsolicited messages or re-send them to a 3rd-party address like spam@domain.com where you can double-check them later.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server packages deliver excellent anti-spam protection guaranteed by the popular SpamAssassin anti-spam filter, which rates all inbound email messages based on a spam score in accordance with patterns and parameters, such as the recurrence of certain keywords and phrases, the sender, the subject, and so on. When you enable the filter for any mailbox via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Email Manager section, you can select between five different safety levels – from very low to very high. If you continue to receive unsolicited bulk messages, you can raise the level, or if legitimate messages are labeled as spam, you can decrease it. Enabling or disabling the spam protection takes as little as two mouse clicks and you can choose if the filtered emails should be erased momentarily or if they should be forwarded to a chosen email address where you can read them at a later point in time, so as to make sure that important messages will not get lost.