What exactly is an e-mail spam filter? How does one function? How could you enable spam filtering?
An email filter is a piece of software that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and ‘scans’ all incoming email messages to block any unwanted ones from reaching a given mailbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent bank notices or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention of infecting your personal computer. Spam filters usually check the content of an email message and in case they detect certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts combine their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of protection for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam emails recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting
The safety of any email account that you create under a cloud website hosting
account with our company is ensured by the advanced SpamAssassin filter that we employ. You can activate it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it offers five levels of security based on the spam score given to every email depending on various criteria, such as the recurrence of given words, the sender, and so on. If you keep receiving spam email messages, you can always increase the level or if you are scared that you may skip a genuine message, you can mix the automated spam filter with a custom one and redirect all messages from a certain sender to a separate email address. If you decide that you no longer want a spam filter for a specific email account, you can disable it with only several mouse clicks.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated plans
, you will not have to worry about unsolicited bulk emails filling up your mailboxes every now and then, as you can resort to the famous SpamAssassin filter that we provide with each and every semi-dedicated hosting account. Our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any mailbox with several clicks and you can choose any of the five protection levels – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any moment if, for instance, genuine emails get filtered, or if spam messages go through and reach your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered emails to be re-sent to a special email account like email@example.com and not to be deleted. Thus, you can go through them from time to time to make certain that you haven’t missed an authentic message.