A spam filter is a software app that’s installed on an email server and monitors all incoming messages so as to prevent any unsolicited ones from reaching a given mailbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fake banking statements or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea of damaging your computer. Email filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email message and when they detect some keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email message or redirect it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain providers mix their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting 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 uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting
Our shared website hosting servers employ one of the very best spam filters available. It’s called SpamAssassin and is offered with each and every web hosting package, so in case you host your domains with us, you can select one of the 5 levels of protection that the spam filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with only two clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all shared hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header field and the content of each and every email, calculates a spam score and then proceeds in accordance with the level that you have chosen. Each email account can have a different setting and you can choose whether the email messages that the anti-spam filter classifies as spam should be erased or forwarded to another email address where you can examine them later, so as to avoid erasing a legitimate email message. Changing the level or disabling the anti-spam protection is also amazingly easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers, you will not have to worry about junk emails occupying your mailboxes all the time, as you can take advantage of the famous SpamAssassin filter that we offer with each semi-dedicated server account. Our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any mailbox with several mouse clicks and you can select one of the five protection levels – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any time if, for instance, legitimate emails get blocked, or if junk messages go through and appear in your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered email messages to be redirected to a special email account such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. In this way, you can examine them from time to time to make sure that you have not missed a legitimate message.