A spam filter is a software application that is installed on a POP3/IMAP server and keeps track of all incoming emails in order to hinder any undesirable ones from reaching a specific inbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent bank notices or email attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to damage your PC. Spam filters normally check the content of an email and when they come across some keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the message or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain companies combine their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of security for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam email messages recently reported by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
The security of any email account that you create in a shared hosting account with our company is guaranteed by the powerful SpamAssassin spam filter that we use. You can activate it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it offers five levels of security based on the spam score given to every email in accordance with different parameters, such as the recurrence of particular words, the sender, etc. If you keep receiving junk email messages, you can always raise the level or if you’re afraid that you may miss a genuine email, you can combine the automatic spam filter with a custom one and redirect all email messages from a specific sender to some other email address. If you decide that you no longer want anti-spam protection for a given email account, you can disable it with only a couple of mouse clicks.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated packages, you won’t need to worry about unsolicited bulk emails filling up your mailboxes every now and then, as you can make use of the popular SpamAssassin email filter that we provide with each semi-dedicated account. Our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any email account with several mouse clicks and you can choose any of the five levels of security – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any moment if, for instance, legitimate emails get filtered, or if spam email messages go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered messages to be redirected to a special email account such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. In this way, you can examine them every now and then to make certain that you have not omitted a genuine message.