A spam filter is a software application that runs on a POP3/IMAP email server and keeps track of all inbound email messages so as to obstruct any unwanted ones from entering a certain inbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent banking notices or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea of damaging your computer. Spam filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email message and when they come across particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure better protection for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other information about spam emails recently revealed by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Website Hosting
The safety of any email account that you create under a website hosting account with us is ensured by the powerful SpamAssassin email filter that we use. You can activate it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it comes with five safety levels based on the spam score it gives to every email depending on different criteria, such as the recurrence of specific words, the sender, and so on. If you keep receiving junk messages, you can always increase the level or if you are scared that you may skip a genuine message, you can mix the automatic email filter with a custom one and forward all email messages from a particular sender to a different email address. In case you decide that you no longer need anti-spam protection for a given mailbox, you can disable it with just a couple of clicks.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated services, you will not have to worry about unsolicited bulk emails cramming your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin filter that we offer with each account. Our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any email account with several clicks of the mouse and you can choose one of the five levels of security – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any moment if, for instance, legitimate email messages get blocked, or if unsolicited bulk messages go through and reach your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered emails to be re-sent to a special email account like spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. In this way, you can examine them from time to time to make sure that you haven’t missed an authentic email message.