A spam filter is a software app that is installed on a POP3/IMAP server and keeps track of all incoming email messages in order to hinder any unsolicited ones from entering a particular mailbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false banking statements or email attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to damage your computer. Spam filters normally ‘scan’ the content of an email message and in case they spot given keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain providers combine their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure better safety for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently revealed by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting
If you decide to host your domain names with our company and you choose any of our shared website hosting, you’ll be able to enable spam filters for any email address that you set up. With a couple of clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can switch between 5 separate safety levels. If you still receive unsolicited bulk emails or the spam filters start preventing legitimate emails from entering your inbox, you can switch to another level just as easily. The efficiency of our spam detection solution is ensured by one of the most famous email filters – SpamAssassin. In case you don’t want to risk skipping a legitimate email that may be considered as spam because of its content, you can also set up custom email filters based on the sender, the body or the subject of the email message and forward the emails to some other email address where you can read them at a later time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated plans, you will not need to worry about unsolicited bulk messages cramming your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can make use of the famous SpamAssassin email filter that we offer with each and every semi-dedicated account. Our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any mailbox with a couple of clicks and you can pick one of the five protection levels – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any time if, for example, genuine emails get blocked, or if spam email messages go through and reach your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered emails to be forwarded to a special email account like spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. In this way, you can examine them from time to time to make certain that you haven’t omitted a legitimate message.