An email filter is a software application that runs on an email server and keeps track of all inbound messages in order to block any unwanted ones from entering a particular mailbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent bank notices or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to infect your personal computer. Spam filters typically check the content of an email message and in case they spot specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email or deliver it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts combine their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of safety for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam email messages recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Hosting
servers employ one of the very best anti-spam filters available on the market. It is called SpamAssassin and is included with each package, so if you host your domain names with us, you can choose one of the five levels of protection that the anti-spam filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can do this with only 2 clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all shared web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header and the body of each and every email message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds according to the level that you’ve chosen. Every mailbox can have a different level and you can select if the email messages that the spam filter reports as spam should be erased or forwarded to a separate email address where you can read them at a later time, so as to avoid deleting an authentic email message. Switching to some other level or disabling the anti-spam protection is also stunningly easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you use one of our semi-dedicated servers, you will not have to worry about spam email messages filling up your mailboxes every now and then, as you can take advantage of the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with each semi-dedicated account. Our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any mailbox with a few mouse clicks and you can choose one of the 5 levels of safety – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any moment if, for instance, genuine 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 email messages to be forwarded to a special mailbox such as firstname.lastname@example.org and not to be deleted. Thus, you can check them every now and then to ensure that you have not omitted a genuine message.