What's an e-mail spam filter? How does it operate? How do you activate spam filtering?
A spam filter is a piece of software that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and keeps track of all incoming emails in order to impede any undesired ones from reaching a particular inbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank notices or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to damage your computer. Spam filters typically examine the content of an email message and when they come across some keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting providers mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee better security for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam emails recently revealed by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting
In case you reach the decision to host your domains with us and you choose any of our shared web hosting
, you’ll be able to set up spam filtering for any email account that you set up. With a few mouse clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can configure five different security levels. If you continue to get junk messages or the email filters start preventing authentic email messages from reaching your inbox, you can change the level just as easily. The quality of our spam protection solution is ensured by one of the most widely used filters – SpamAssassin. In case you don’t want to risk omitting a legitimate email that may be considered as spam owing to its content, you can also set up custom email filters based on the sender, the subject or the body of the email message and redirect the emails to another email account where you can examine them at a later time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you decide to use the email service that is offered with our semi-dedicated servers
, you can keep all unsolicited messages out of your mailbox by activating the 5-level anti-spam protection that we provide with each and every semi-dedicated server package. This can be accomplished through the feature-rich Email Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and we rely on the powerful SpamAssassin filter to make certain that we offer the best possible security for our customers. You can have a different protection level for each mailbox and you can select whether the filtered emails should be deleted or delivered to a different mailbox where you can review them at a later time so as to ensure that you won’t skip authentic messages. Changing the protection level or deactivating the spam protection is also easy and takes a few clicks of the mouse.