Get familiar with e-mail spam filters, what they do and how to activate them.
A spam filter is a piece of software that runs on a POP3/IMAP server and monitors all incoming messages so as to stop any unrequested ones from reaching a given mailbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, false banking notifications or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to infect your PC. Email filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email and when they spot particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or deliver it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts combine their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee better protection for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam emails recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting
In case you reach the decision to host your domain names with our company and you choose any of our Linux cloud hosting packages
, you’ll be able to activate spam filters for any email address that you set up. With a couple of clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can switch between 5 separate levels of security. In case you continue to get spam emails or the spam filters start preventing legitimate emails from entering your inbox, you can switch to a different level just as easily. The efficiency of our spam filtering service is guaranteed by one of the most popular filters – SpamAssassin. In case you don’t want to risk omitting a genuine email that may be mistaken for spam due to its content, you can also create custom spam filters based on the sender, the body or the subject of the email message and redirect the emails to a separate email address where you can review them at a later point in time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server
packages come with exceptional anti-spam protection ensured by the famous SpamAssassin anti-spam filter, which rates all inbound email messages on the basis of a spam score in accordance with parameters and patterns, such as the frequency of specific keywords and phrases, the subject, the sender, etc. When you activate the filter for any mailbox via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can choose between five different levels of security – from very low to very high. If you keep getting unsolicited bulk emails, you can increase the level, or if genuine messages are mistaken for spam, you can lower it. Enabling or disabling the spam protection takes as little as 2 clicks of the mouse and you can select if the filtered emails should be erased instantaneously or if they should be re-sent to a chosen mailbox where you can read them at a later point in time, so as to make sure that the email messages that you need won’t disappear.