What precisely is an e-mail spam filter? How does one work? How can you activate spam filtering?
An email filter is a piece of software that runs on a POP3/IMAP email server and keeps track of all inbound emails in order to stop any unwanted ones from reaching a certain inbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent banking notices or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to infect your PC. Spam filters normally examine the content of an email message and if they detect specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting providers combine their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure better security for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam email messages recently revealed by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting
In case you decide to host your domains with us and you select any of our Linux cloud hosting
, you will be able to enable spam filters for any mailbox that you create. With a few mouse clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can configure five different safety levels. In case you continue to get junk email messages or the spam filters start preventing legitimate email messages from entering your inbox, you can change the level just as easily. The efficiency of our spam filtering service is ensured by one of the most widely used spam filters – SpamAssassin. In case you don’t want to risk omitting a legitimate message that may be considered as spam due to its content, you can also set up custom spam filters based on the sender, the body or the subject of the email message and re-send the emails to a different mailbox where you can view them later.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
, you won’t need to worry about spam messages stuffing your mailboxes every now and then, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with each and every semi-dedicated hosting account. Our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any email account with several clicks and you can select one of the five levels of protection – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any moment if, for instance, genuine email messages get filtered, or if unsolicited bulk emails go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered email messages to be forwarded to a special mailbox like firstname.lastname@example.org and not to be erased. In this way, you can check them every now and then to make sure that you haven’t omitted a genuine email message.