A spam filter is a software app that’s installed on a mail server and monitors all incoming emails in order to hinder any undesired ones from entering a given inbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false bank notices or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to damage your computer. Email filters normally check the content of an email and in case they come across specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting companies mix their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of protection for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam email messages recently revealed by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting
The safety of any mailbox that you set up in a cloud hosting account with our company is guaranteed by the powerful SpamAssassin email filter that we use. You can activate it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it comes with 5 levels of safety based on the spam score given to every email message depending on various parameters, such as the frequency of given words and phrases, the sender, and so on. If you keep receiving unsolicited bulk emails, you can always increase the level or if you are scared that you may omit an authentic message, you can combine the automated filter with a custom one and redirect all messages from a particular sender to some other mailbox. In case you reach the decision that you no longer require a spam filter for a given email account, you can disable it with just a couple of mouse clicks.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, you won’t need to worry about spam messages clogging your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can make use of the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with each account. Our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any mailbox with a few clicks and you can pick one of the five security levels – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any time if, for instance, genuine email messages get filtered, or if spam emails go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered messages to be redirected to a special mailbox such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. Thus, you can examine them from time to time to ensure that you haven’t omitted an authentic email.