Read more about spam filters - exactly what they are, how they work and how to create one.
An email filter is a software app that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all inbound messages so as to hinder any undesired ones from entering a specific mailbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false bank notices or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to infect your PC. Spam filters typically check the content of an email message and in case they come across certain keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting companies mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of security for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting
The safety of any mailbox that you set up in a cloud website hosting
account with our company is ensured by the powerful SpamAssassin filter that we employ. You can enable it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it comes with five levels of protection based on the spam score it gives to each and every email in accordance with various criteria, such as the recurrence of certain words, the sender, and so on. If you keep getting unsolicited bulk emails, you can always raise the level or if you are scared that you may miss a legitimate email, you can combine the automated filter with a custom one and forward all messages from a specific sender to a separate mailbox. In case you reach the decision that you no longer require anti-spam protection for a particular mailbox, you can deactivate it with just a couple of clicks of the mouse.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you use one of our semi-dedicated servers
, you won’t have to worry about spam messages cramming your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we provide with each and every account. Our custom Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any email account with several mouse clicks and you can select one of the five levels of security – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any moment if, for example, genuine messages get filtered, or if junk email messages go through and reach your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered messages to be re-sent to a special email account like email@example.com and not to be deleted. Thus, you can examine them from time to time to make certain that you have not missed an authentic message.