Find out about spam filters - what exactly they are, how they work and how to create one.
An email filter is a software app that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and ‘scans’ all incoming emails in order to hinder any undesired ones from reaching a specific mailbox. A few instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fake bank notices or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to damage your personal computer. Spam filters typically examine the content of an email and when they detect given keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the message or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts mix their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee better safety for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam emails recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting
The protection of any email account that you set up in a shared website 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 hosting Control Panel and it comes with 5 levels of protection based on the spam score given to each email in accordance with various criteria, such as the recurrence of particular words, the sender, etc. If you keep receiving junk emails, you can always increase the level or if you’re afraid that you may omit a legitimate message, you can combine the automatic email filter with a custom one and forward all messages from a specific sender to some other mailbox. In case you reach the decision that you no longer require anti-spam protection for a given mailbox, you can disable it with just a few clicks of the mouse.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you decide to make use of the email service that is offered with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
, you can keep all unasked-for messages away from your mailbox by activating the 5-level spam protection service that we offer with each semi-dedicated hosting plan. This can be accomplished through the feature-ridden Email Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and we use the advanced SpamAssassin filter to make sure that we offer the best possible security for our clients. You can have a different protection level for each mailbox and you can select if the filtered email messages should be deleted or delivered to another mailbox where you can read them at a later point in time to make sure that you won’t lose genuine email messages. Switching to another level or deactivating the spam protection is also easy and requires a couple of clicks of the mouse.