An email filter is a software app that is installed on a mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming messages in order to hinder any undesired ones from entering a given mailbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false banking notifications or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to infect your PC. Email filters typically examine the content of an email and when they spot certain keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting companies combine their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure better security for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam email messages recently revealed by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting
The safety of any mailbox that you set up under a shared web hosting account with us is ensured by the advanced SpamAssassin spam filter that we employ. You can enable it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it offers five protection levels based on the spam score given to each message depending on different criteria, such as the recurrence of certain words and phrases, the sender, etc. If you keep getting spam messages, you can always raise the level or if you’re afraid that you may omit a genuine email, you can mix the automated spam filter with a custom one and forward all messages from a certain sender to another email account. If you reach the decision that you no longer need anti-spam protection for a given email account, you can deactivate it with just a couple of clicks of the mouse.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server packages deliver exceptional anti-spam protection ensured by the popular SpamAssassin spam filter, which sorts all incoming emails on the basis of a spam score in accordance with patterns and parameters, such as the recurrence of particular keywords, the subject, the sender, and so on. When you enable the filter for any account through the Hepsia Control Panel’s Email Manager section, you can select between 5 separate levels of security – from very high to very low. If you still get spam email messages, you can increase the level, or if legitimate messages are blocked as spam, you can lower it. Enabling or disabling the spam protection takes as little as two clicks of the mouse and you can choose if the filtered messages should be deleted instantaneously or if they should be re-sent to a designated email account where you can view them at a later time, so as to ensure that valuable email messages will not disappear.