A spam filter is a software application that is installed on an email server and monitors all inbound messages in order to impede any unrequested ones from entering a specific mailbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent banking notifications or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to damage your PC. Spam filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email and in case they detect some keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting providers mix their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Web Hosting
The security of any email account that you create in a web hosting account with our company is guaranteed by the advanced SpamAssassin filter that we employ. You can enable it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it offers five levels of safety based on the spam score given to every message depending on different parameters, such as the frequency of particular words and phrases, the sender, etc. If you keep getting junk email messages, you can always increase the level or if you’re scared that you may miss a legitimate email message, you can mix the automated spam filter with a custom one and forward all emails from a specific sender to another email account. In case you decide that you no longer require anti-spam protection for a given mailbox, you can deactivate it with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, you will not have to worry about unsolicited bulk emails cramming your mailboxes every now and then, as you can make use of the famous SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide with every account. Our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any email account with a couple of clicks and you can select any of the five levels of protection – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any time if, for instance, genuine messages get blocked, or if junk messages go through and appear in your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered email messages to be re-sent to a special mailbox such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. In this way, you can examine them from time to time to ensure that you have not omitted an authentic email.