A spam filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and keeps track of all incoming messages to hinder any unsolicited ones from reaching a specific mailbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, false bank statements or attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to infect your computer. Spam filters normally ‘scan’ the content of an email and if they come across particular keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the message or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting providers mix their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee better protection for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam email messages recently revealed by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
The protection of any email account that you set up under a shared hosting account with our company is guaranteed by the advanced SpamAssassin filter that we use. You can activate it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it offers five safety levels based on the spam score given to every email depending on different criteria, such as the recurrence of particular words and phrases, the sender, etc. If you keep receiving junk emails, you can always raise the level or if you are scared that you may omit a legitimate message, you can mix the automated spam filter with a custom one and redirect all email messages from a given sender to a separate email account. In case you decide that you no longer want an email filter for a specific mailbox, you can disable it with no more than several clicks.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers, you won’t have to worry about unsolicited bulk emails clogging your mailboxes all the time, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide with every semi-dedicated hosting account. Our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any email account with a couple of clicks and you can choose one of the 5 levels of protection – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any time if, for instance, authentic email messages get filtered, or if spam email messages go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered email messages to be redirected to a special email account like spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. Thus, you can check them every now and then to make certain that you haven’t omitted an authentic email message.