An email filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP server and ‘scans’ all inbound email messages in order to hinder any unasked-for ones from entering a certain mailbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fake banking notifications or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to damage your personal computer. Spam filters normally examine the content of an email message and if they detect some keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email message or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain providers mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of protection for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam email messages recently revealed by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
Our shared hosting servers rely on one of the best anti-spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is included with each and every web hosting package, so in case you host your domain names with our company, you can opt for one of the 5 protection levels that the filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can accomplish this with just two mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header field and the content of every email message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds on the basis of the level that you’ve chosen. Each mailbox can have a different level and you can select if the messages that the anti-spam filter marks as spam should be erased or re-sent to a separate mailbox where you can review them at a later time, so as to avoid erasing a genuine email message. Switching to a different level or disabling the anti-spam protection is also surprisingly easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server accounts provide first-class spam protection ensured by the popular SpamAssassin anti-spam filter, which classifies all inbound messages on the basis of a spam score in accordance with patterns and parameters, such as the recurrence of certain keywords, the subject, the sender, and so on. When you activate the filter for any email account via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can pick between 5 different safety levels – from very high to very low. If you continue to receive spam email messages, you can increase the level, or if legitimate messages are tagged as spam, you can decrease it. Activating or deactivating the anti-spam protection takes as little as 2 clicks of the mouse and you can select if the filtered emails should be deleted momentarily or if they should be forwarded to a designated mailbox where you can examine them at a later time, so as to ensure that important emails will not disappear.