An email filter is a piece of software that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and monitors all inbound email messages to obstruct any unrequested ones from reaching a certain inbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fake bank notifications or attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to damage your computer. Spam filters normally ‘scan’ the content of an email message and if they come across certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the message or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some companies mix their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure better 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 Website Hosting
If you get a website hosting
package from us and if you make use of our email services, you’ll be able to enable spam filtering for any of the email accounts that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a few mouse clicks, you can pick between five separate levels of security. If you start getting spam, you can start with the lowest one and then gradually increase the level until you stop receiving spam. We rely on one of the very best and most popular email filters out there called SpamAssassin. It examines the header and the body of each and every message that you get and calculates a spam score, based on which it either deletes a particular email or allows it to enter your inbox. Hepsia will also permit you to create custom spam filters and either delete unasked-for email messages or send them to a third-party email address such as email@example.com where you can view them once more after that.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
, you won’t have to worry about spam email messages occupying your mailboxes every now and then, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we offer with each semi-dedicated account. Our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any email account with a couple of clicks and you can pick one of the 5 protection levels – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any moment if, for example, authentic email messages get blocked, or if unsolicited bulk emails go through and appear in your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered emails to be forwarded to a special mailbox like firstname.lastname@example.org and not to be erased. Thus, you can check them from time to time to make certain that you have not missed a genuine message.