An email filter is a software application that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and keeps track of all incoming emails in order to hinder any undesired ones from reaching a given inbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent banking notifications or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to damage your personal computer. Spam filters usually check the content of an email message and if they come across specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosts mix their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure better safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam messages recently revealed by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting
Our cloud hosting servers rely on one of the best anti-spam filters available. It is called SpamAssassin and is offered with every cloud hosting plan, so if you host your domains with us, you can pick one of the five levels of safety that the spam filter offers for any mailbox that you have here. You can accomplish this with just 2 clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all shared hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header section and the content of each and every email message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds according to the level that you have opted for. Each mailbox can have a different level and you can choose if the emails that the filter classifies as spam should be deleted or re-sent to a different email address where you can read them later, so as to prevent deleting a legitimate message. Changing the level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also unbelievably easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated plans, you will not have to worry about spam messages clogging your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can make use of the famous SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with each and every semi-dedicated account. Our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any mailbox with several mouse clicks and you can choose any of the five safety levels – from very low to very high. The level can be altered at any time if, for example, legitimate 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. In this way, you can check them every now and then to make certain that you have not missed out on a genuine email.