A spam filter is a piece of software that’s installed on an email server and monitors all incoming email messages so as to prevent any unrequested ones from reaching a specific mailbox. A few instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fake bank statements or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to infect your computer. Email filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email message and if they spot specific keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosts mix their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee better security for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other information about spam emails recently revealed by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Web Hosting
Our cloud web hosting servers employ one of the best spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is included with every cloud hosting package, so in case you host your domains with us, you can select one of the 5 levels of protection that the spam filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with just two clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all cloud web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header and the body of each and every message, calculates a spam score and then continues according to the level that you have chosen. Each email account can have a different level and you can select if the messages that the filter reports as spam should be deleted or redirected to a different email address where you can read them later, so as to prevent deleting an authentic message. Switching to a different level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also stunningly easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting, you won’t need to worry about junk messages filling up your mailboxes all the time, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin filter that we provide with each and every semi-dedicated server account. Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any email account with a couple of mouse clicks and you can pick any of the 5 safety levels – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any time if, for instance, genuine email messages get blocked, or if unsolicited bulk messages go through and reach your Inbox folder. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered email messages to be delivered to a special mailbox such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. Thus, you can check them every now and then to ensure that you haven’t missed out on a genuine email message.