An email filter is a software application that runs on a POP3/IMAP email server and keeps track of all incoming messages in order to impede any unwelcome ones from reaching a given mailbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, false bank notifications or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to infect your personal computer. Email filters usually check the content of an email message and in case they spot given keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting providers combine their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure better security for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam emails recently reported by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
Our shared hosting servers employ one of the very best anti-spam filters available. It is called SpamAssassin and is offered with each cloud hosting package, so if you host your domains with us, you can opt for one of the 5 security levels that the anti-spam filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can do this with just two clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that’s used to manage all shared web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header section and the body of every email message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds in accordance with the level that you’ve opted for. Each mailbox can have a different setting and you can select whether the emails that the anti-spam filter reports as spam should be erased or forwarded to some other mailbox where you can check them at a later point in time, so as to prevent deleting a genuine email message. Switching to some other level or disabling the spam protection is also exceptionally easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with top-class anti-spam protection guaranteed by the popular SpamAssassin spam filter, which classifies all inbound email messages on the basis of a spam score in accordance with patterns and parameters, such as the recurrence of certain keywords and phrases, the subject, the sender, etc. When you enable the filter for any account via the Hepsia Control Panel’s Email Manager section, you can select between five different protection levels – from very high to very low. If you keep getting spam emails, you can raise the level, or if authentic email messages are labeled as spam, you can decrease it. Activating or deactivating the anti-spam protection takes as little as two clicks and you can choose if the filtered messages should be deleted right away or if they should be redirected to a designated email address where you can view them at a later time, so as to make sure that important messages won’t disappear.