A spam filter is a software application that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP server and ‘scans’ all incoming emails to impede any unsolicited ones from entering a certain inbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank notices or email attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to damage your computer. Email filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email message and if they detect particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the message or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting providers mix their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee better protection for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other information about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Web Hosting
If you order a web hosting package from us and if you use our email services, you will be able to activate anti-spam protection for any of the mailboxes that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With only a few clicks, you can choose between five different levels of safety. If you start receiving spam, you can start with the lowest level and then slowly boost the level until you stop receiving spam. We use one of the very best and most famous email filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It examines the header field and the body of every email that you get and calculates a spam score, based on which it either erases a particular email or allows it to enter your inbox. Hepsia will also allow you to configure custom filters and either delete unsolicited messages or send them to a 3rd-party address such as spam@domain.com where you can check them once more afterwards.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you create one or more mailboxes with any of the domain names hosted in the account, you will be able to activate the powerful, five-level SpamAssassin filter that we provide and keep all undesirable messages away from your mailbox. This option is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Email Manager section and it can be activated or deactivated for any mailbox at any moment. You can also change the safety level with a few mouse clicks if unsolicited bulk email messages still reach your inbox or the anti-spam filter starts deleting legitimate email messages. As you can choose if the spam should be deleted straight away or delivered to some other mailbox, you can set up spam@domain.com, for example, and check all filtered email messages there, so as to make sure that you will not miss a message that you require. The email messages that the spam filter permits to proceed will still be delivered to your mailbox.