A spam filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and monitors all incoming emails to stop any unwelcome ones from reaching a particular inbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fake banking notices or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to infect your personal computer. Email filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email and when they come across specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the message or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting providers mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee better safety for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Website Hosting
Our website hosting servers rely on one of the very best spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is included with every hosting plan, so if you host your domains with our company, you can choose one of the five levels of security that the anti-spam filter offers for any mailbox 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 shared hosting accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header field and the content of each email, calculates a spam score and then proceeds according to the level that you’ve opted for. Each mailbox can have a different level and you can choose whether the email messages that the anti-spam filter flags as spam should be erased or forwarded to some other mailbox where you can examine them later, so as to prevent erasing an authentic message. Switching to a different level or deactivating the protection is also quite easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server accounts provide top-level spam protection ensured by the famous SpamAssassin email filter, which sorts all incoming messages based on a spam score in accordance with patterns and parameters, such as the frequency of specific keywords, the sender, the subject, and so on. When you enable the filter for any account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Email Manager section, you can choose between 5 different levels of protection – from very high to very low. If you still get junk email messages, you can raise the level, or if authentic emails are marked as spam, you can lower it. Enabling or disabling the anti-spam protection takes as little as 2 clicks and you can select if the filtered email messages should be deleted right away or if they should be delivered to a chosen email account where you can review them at a later point in time, so as to ensure that valuable messages won’t disappear.