An email filter is a piece of software that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and keeps track of all inbound messages in order to obstruct any unasked-for ones from entering a certain mailbox. A few instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fake banking statements or attachments that contain malware sent with the idea of damaging your personal computer. Spam filters normally check the content of an email and when they come across given keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting companies mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure better safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam emails recently revealed by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Hosting
Our hosting servers employ one of the very best spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is included with every web hosting plan, so in case you host your domain names with us, you can opt for one of the 5 levels of protection that the filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with just two mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage all shared web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header section and the body of each and every email, calculates a spam score and then proceeds on the basis of the level that you have opted for. Each mailbox can have a different setting and you can select whether the emails that the filter marks as spam should be deleted or re-sent to a separate email account where you can examine them at a later time, so as to prevent deleting an authentic email. Switching to another level or deactivating the protection is also rather easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you use a semi-dedicated server package 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 anti-spam filter that we provide and keep all unwanted messages out of your mailbox. This service is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it can be enabled or disabled for any mailbox whenever you want. You can also adjust the protection level with several mouse clicks if unsolicited bulk email messages continue to enter your mailbox or the spam filter begins deleting authentic messages. Since you can choose if the spam should be deleted momentarily or re-sent to some other mailbox, you can set up, for example, and check all filtered email messages there, so as to make certain that you won’t omit an email that you require. The messages that the email filter permits to proceed will still be received in your inbox.