Find out more on spam filters - precisely what they are, how they work and how to create one.
An email filter is a piece of software that runs on a POP3/IMAP email server and keeps track of all incoming messages so as to block any unwanted ones from entering a specific inbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fake bank statements or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea of damaging your computer. Spam filters normally ‘scan’ the content of an email and if they come across specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting providers combine their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of security for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam email messages recently reported by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting
Our cloud website hosting
servers rely on one of the very best spam filters available on the market. It is called SpamAssassin and is available with every cloud web hosting package, so if you host your domains with our company, you can select one of the 5 levels of protection that the filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can do this with only two mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all shared accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header field and the content of each message, gives it a spam score and then continues in accordance with the level that you’ve picked. Every mailbox can have a different setting and you can choose if the messages that the anti-spam filter reports as spam should be erased or re-sent to another email account where you can read them later, so as to avoid erasing a genuine email. Switching to a different level or disabling the spam protection is also amazingly easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you decide to make use of the email service that is offered with our Linux semi-dedicated packages
, you can keep all unsolicited messages away from your mailbox by enabling the five-level anti-spam protection service that we offer with each semi-dedicated server package. This can be done via the feature-loaded Email Manager section of the Control Panel and we rely on the advanced SpamAssassin spam filter to ensure that we provide the best possible protection for our clients. You can have a different anti-spam level for each email account and you can choose whether the filtered email messages should be deleted or redirected to some other email address where you can review them at a later time to make sure that you will not miss genuine email messages. Changing the level or disabling the anti-spam protection is also easy and requires a couple of mouse clicks.