A spam filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP server and monitors all incoming messages so as to prevent any unsolicited ones from reaching a specific mailbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false banking statements or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea to damage your personal computer. Email filters normally examine the content of an email and in case they come across specific keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the message or redirect it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting companies mix their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure better security for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam email messages recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
In case you reach the decision to host your domains with our company and you pick any of our Linux shared service, you’ll be able to enable spam filters for any email account that you set up. With several clicks of the mouse in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can switch between five separate safety levels. If you continue to receive junk messages or the spam filters start preventing authentic messages from reaching your inbox, you can switch to some other level just as easily. The efficiency of our spam detection service is ensured by one of the most famous email filters – SpamAssassin. If you do not want to risk skipping a genuine message that may be classified as spam due to its content, you can also create custom spam filters based on the sender, the subject or the body of the email message and re-send the emails to some other mailbox where you can view them at a later point in time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company and if you create one or more email addresses with any of the domains hosted in your account, you’ll be able to activate the powerful, 5-level SpamAssassin filter that we provide and keep all unsolicited messages out of your inbox. This feature is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it can be activated or deactivated for any email account whenever you like. You can also alter the level of safety with a few clicks of the mouse in case junk messages continue to appear in your mailbox or the spam filter begins removing legitimate email messages. As you can choose whether the spam should be erased instantaneously or forwarded to another mailbox, you can set up spam@domain.com, for instance, and check all filtered email messages there, so as to ensure that you will not miss an email that you need. The email messages that the email filter permits to go through will still be received in your mailbox.