A spam filter is a software app that runs on a POP3/IMAP server and monitors all incoming emails in order to impede any unasked-for ones from reaching a given mailbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fake bank notices or email attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to damage your personal computer. Spam filters normally ‘scan’ the content of an email message and in case they detect given keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email message or deliver it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting providers combine their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently reported by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
If you get a shared hosting package from us and if you take advantage of our mail services, you will be able to activate spam filters for any of the mailboxes that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With just several clicks of the mouse, you can choose between five different levels of protection. If you start getting spam, you can start with the lowest one and then gradually increase the level until you stop getting spam. We make use of one of the very best and most famous email filters out there called SpamAssassin. It checks the header section and the body of each and every message that you receive and calculates a spam score, based on which it either erases a given email message or permits it to enter your inbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also permit you to activate custom filters and either get rid of unwanted email messages or redirect them to a 3rd-party address such as spam@domain.com where you can view them once again afterwards.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated servers, you won’t have to worry about junk emails occupying your mailboxes every now and then, as you can make use of the famous SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we offer with each and every semi-dedicated server account. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any mailbox with several mouse clicks and you can pick any of the 5 protection levels – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any moment if, for example, genuine email messages get filtered, or if junk messages go through and reach your Inbox folder. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered email messages to be forwarded to a special email account such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. Thus, you can check them every now and then to make sure that you have not missed out on a legitimate email message.