A spam filter is a software application that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming messages so as to block any undesired ones from entering a certain mailbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false banking notifications or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to damage your personal computer. Spam filters usually examine the content of an email and in case they spot particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting companies combine their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of security for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam email messages recently reported by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Website Hosting
In case you decide to host your domains with our company and you pick any of our website hosting, you’ll be able to set up spam filtering for any email address that you create. With several clicks of the mouse in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can switch between 5 different levels of protection. If you continue to get unsolicited bulk emails or the email filters start preventing legitimate email messages from reaching your mailbox, you can change the level just as easily. The quality of our anti-spam service is ensured by one of the most widely used filters – SpamAssassin. If you do not want to risk skipping a genuine message that may be flagged as spam because of its content, you can also set up custom spam filters based on the sender, the subject or the body of the message and redirect the emails to another mailbox where you can examine them later.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server plans deliver top-class anti-spam protection guaranteed by the popular SpamAssassin spam filter, which classifies all inbound emails based on a spam score in accordance with parameters and patterns, such as the frequency of certain keywords and phrases, the sender, the subject, and so on. When you activate the filter for any mailbox through the Hepsia Control Panel’s Email Manager section, you can choose between five separate levels of security – from very high to very low. If you continue to get spam emails, you can raise the level, or if authentic email messages are flagged as spam, you can decrease it. Activating or deactivating the spam protection requires as little as two clicks of the mouse and you can choose if the filtered messages should be deleted instantly or if they should be redirected to a designated email address where you can check them later, so as to ensure that valuable email messages will not disappear.