Learn more about spam filters - what they are, how they work and ways to create one.
A spam filter is a piece of software that runs on a POP3/IMAP email server and keeps track of all inbound emails to stop any unasked-for ones from entering a certain mailbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent banking statements or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention of infecting your computer. Email filters normally check the content of an email message and if they spot particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting providers combine their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee better security for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
If you order a shared hosting
plan from us and if you make use of our email services, you’ll be able to activate spam filters for any of the mailboxes that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With no more than several clicks, you can select between five separate security levels. In case you start getting spam, you can start with the lowest one and then slowly raise the level until you stop getting spam. We make use of one of the very best and most popular filters available called SpamAssassin. It analyzes the header and the body of every email message that you receive and determines a spam score, based on which it either erases a given email message or allows it to enter your mailbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also permit you to activate custom spam filters and either erase unwanted emails or re-send them to a 3rd-party email address like firstname.lastname@example.org where you can read them again after that.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you decide to make use of the email service that comes with our semi-dedicated plans
, you can keep all unwanted messages out of your mailbox by enabling the five-level anti-spam protection that we provide with every semi-dedicated hosting plan. This can be done via the feature-loaded Email Manager section of the Control Panel and we use the powerful SpamAssassin filter to make certain that we offer the very best possible security for our clients. You can have a different anti-spam level for each email account and you can choose whether the filtered emails should be deleted or delivered to some other email address where you can check them at a later time in order to make sure that you won’t miss genuine email messages. Switching to some other protection level or deactivating the spam protection is also easy and takes a couple of clicks of the mouse.