A spam filter is a piece of software that runs on an email server and monitors all inbound messages to block any unrequested ones from reaching a given mailbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent bank notices or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to damage your personal computer. Email filters usually check the content of an email and in case they detect some keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the message or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting providers mix their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam emails recently reported by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Hosting
The security of any email account that you set up in a hosting account with our company is ensured by the advanced SpamAssassin spam filter that we employ. You can enable it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it comes with 5 security levels based on the spam score it gives to each and every email message in accordance with various parameters, such as the frequency of certain words, the sender, etc. If you keep getting spam email messages, you can always raise the level or if you are afraid that you may skip a genuine email, you can combine the automated filter with a custom one and redirect all email messages from a particular sender to a different email address. If you decide that you no longer need anti-spam protection for a given email account, you can deactivate it with only a few mouse clicks.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated servers, you won’t need to worry about unsolicited bulk emails stuffing your mailboxes every now and then, as you can make use of the famous SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we provide with each and every semi-dedicated hosting account. Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any email account with a few clicks of the mouse and you can pick one of the 5 safety levels – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any time if, for example, legitimate emails get filtered, or if junk emails go through and reach your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered emails to be forwarded to a special mailbox such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. In this way, you can check them every now and then to make certain that you haven’t omitted an authentic email message.