A spam filter is a piece of software that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and ‘scans’ all incoming messages so as to impede any unsolicited ones from reaching a specific mailbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false banking notifications or email attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to damage your computer. Spam filters usually examine the content of an email and if they come across specific keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts combine their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of security for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
The security of any email account that you set up in a shared hosting account with us is ensured by the advanced SpamAssassin spam filter that we use. You can enable it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it offers 5 protection levels based on the spam score it gives to each and every email depending on various parameters, such as the recurrence of given words and phrases, the sender, etc. If you keep receiving unsolicited bulk messages, you can always raise the level or if you are scared that you may skip an authentic email, you can combine the automated email filter with a custom one and forward all email messages from a certain sender to another mailbox. In case you decide that you no longer require a spam filter for a particular email account, you can disable it with no more than several mouse clicks.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting services, you won’t need to worry about unsolicited bulk emails stuffing your mailboxes all the time, as you can make use of the popular SpamAssassin email filter that we offer with each semi-dedicated server account. Our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any mailbox with a few clicks of the mouse and you can pick any of the 5 security levels – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any time if, for instance, legitimate email messages get blocked, or if junk email messages go through and reach your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered messages to be forwarded to a special email account such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. Thus, you can examine them every now and then to make sure that you haven’t missed out on a genuine message.