A spam filter is a piece of software that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and monitors all inbound messages to impede any unwelcome ones from reaching a given inbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fake bank statements or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to infect your personal computer. Email filters usually examine the content of an email message and if 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. Certain companies mix their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee better security for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam messages recently reported by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Web Hosting
Our web hosting servers use one of the very best spam filters available. It is called SpamAssassin and is available with each hosting plan, so in case you host your domain names with our company, you can select one of the 5 security levels that the anti-spam filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can do this with only 2 mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header field and the content of every message, calculates a spam score and then continues according to the level that you’ve selected. Every email account can have a different setting and you can select if the messages that the spam filter considers as spam should be deleted or forwarded to a different mailbox where you can read them later, so as to prevent deleting a legitimate email message. Switching to a different level or disabling the spam protection is also quite easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you order a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you create one or more mailboxes with any of the domain names hosted under your account, you will be able to enable the powerful, 5-level SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we provide and keep all unwanted emails away from your inbox. This functionality is accessible through the Hepsia Control Panel’s Email Manager section and it can be enabled or disabled for any mailbox at any time. You can also alter the protection level with a few mouse clicks if unsolicited bulk messages still reach your mailbox or the anti-spam filter starts erasing legitimate email messages. As you can choose if the spam should be erased right away or re-sent to a different email account, you can set up spam@domain.com, for example, and check all filtered messages there, so as to make sure that you won’t miss an email message that you need. The emails that the anti-spam filter permits to go through will still appear in your inbox.