An email filter is a software application that runs on a mail server and ‘scans’ all inbound email messages to impede any unsolicited ones from reaching a certain mailbox. A few instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent banking notifications or email attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to infect your personal computer. Spam filters normally check the content of an email and in case they spot particular keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the message or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting companies combine their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of safety for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting
If you decide to host your domains with our company and you choose any of our Linux shared website hosting, you will be able to set up anti-spam protection for any mailbox that you create. With a few mouse clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can configure five separate levels of safety. In case you continue to receive unsolicited bulk messages or the email filters start preventing legitimate messages from entering your inbox, you can switch to a different level just as easily. The efficiency of our spam protection service is guaranteed by one of the most popular filters – SpamAssassin. In case you don’t want to risk skipping a genuine email that may be flagged as spam owing to its content, you can also set up custom filters based on the sender, the subject or the body of the email message and redirect the emails to some other email address where you can view them at a later point in time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server packages deliver first-class anti-spam protection guaranteed by the famous SpamAssassin anti-spam filter, which ranks all inbound emails on the basis of a spam score that depends on parameters and patterns, such as the frequency of specific keywords, the subject, the sender, etc. When you activate the filter for any email account via the Hepsia Control Panel’s Email Manager section, you can pick between 5 separate levels of safety – from very high to very low. If you keep receiving junk emails, you can raise the level, or if legitimate email messages are classified as spam, you can decrease it. Activating or deactivating the spam protection takes as little as two clicks of the mouse and you can select if the filtered emails should be deleted right away or if they should be delivered to a designated mailbox where you can check them at a later time, so as to ensure that the email messages that you need will not get lost.