A spam filter is a software app that is installed on a mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming email messages so as to prevent any unrequested ones from reaching a given mailbox. A few instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, false bank statements or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea to damage your PC. Spam filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email and if they spot particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the message or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting companies combine their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of security for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam emails recently reported by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting
The protection of any mailbox that you create under a cloud hosting account with our company is ensured by the powerful SpamAssassin email filter that we employ. You can activate it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it comes with 5 protection levels based on the spam score given to each message in accordance with various parameters, such as the frequency of certain words, the sender, etc. If you keep receiving spam email messages, you can always increase the level or if you’re afraid that you may miss an authentic message, you can mix the automated spam filter with a custom one and redirect all email messages from a certain sender to another email account. If you reach the decision that you no longer want anti-spam protection for a certain mailbox, you can disable it with only a few clicks.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, you will not have to worry about unsolicited bulk email messages clogging your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can resort to the famous SpamAssassin email filter that we offer with each and every account. Our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any mailbox with a few clicks of the mouse and you can pick one of the five protection levels – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any time if, for example, genuine email messages get filtered, or if spam email messages go through and reach your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered emails to be forwarded to a special mailbox like spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. In this way, you can examine them from time to time to ensure that you haven’t omitted a legitimate email.