An email filter is a software application that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and monitors all incoming messages to stop any undesired ones from reaching a specific mailbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, false banking notices or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to damage your personal computer. Spam filters usually examine the content of an email message and in case they come across certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the message or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts combine their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure better security for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
Our shared hosting servers rely on one of the very best spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is available with each package, so in case you host your domain names with us, you can pick one of the five safety levels that the anti-spam filter offers for any mailbox that you have here. You can do this with only two mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all cloud web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header section and the content of each and every email message, calculates a spam score and then proceeds in accordance with the level that you’ve selected. Each email account can have a different level and you can select if the emails that the anti-spam filter classifies as spam should be deleted or re-sent to a separate email address where you can view them later, so as to avoid erasing a legitimate email. Switching to another level or disabling the protection is also very easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server plans offer first-class spam protection guaranteed by the famous SpamAssassin anti-spam filter, which ranks all incoming emails on the basis of a spam score in accordance with patterns and parameters, such as the frequency of specific keywords and phrases, the subject, the sender, and so on. When you activate the filter for any email account through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can select between 5 different protection levels – from very low to very high. If you keep getting junk messages, you can increase the level, or if genuine messages are classified as spam, you can lower it. Activating or deactivating the spam protection takes as little as two clicks of the mouse and you can choose if the filtered email messages should be deleted instantly or if they should be forwarded to a chosen email account where you can review them at a later time, so as to make certain that important emails won’t get lost.