An email filter is a piece of software that runs on a mail server and monitors all incoming email messages to block any undesired ones from reaching a certain mailbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent banking notices or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea of infecting your computer. Email filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email message and when they come across particular 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 web hosting providers combine their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of security for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other information about spam emails recently reported by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Hosting
servers use one of the very best anti-spam filters available. It is called SpamAssassin and is available with each web hosting package, so in case you host your domain names with us, you can pick one of the five levels of safety that the filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with just two clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all cloud hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header section and the body of every email, calculates a spam score and then continues based on the level that you’ve picked. Each mailbox can have a different level and you can choose whether the email messages that the anti-spam filter considers as spam should be erased or delivered to another mailbox where you can examine them later, so as to avoid erasing an authentic message. Changing the level or disabling the protection is also amazingly easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated servers
, you will not have to worry about unsolicited bulk emails filling up your mailboxes all the time, as you can make use of the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide with every semi-dedicated server account. Our in-house built Hepsia hosting 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 five protection levels – from very low to very high. The level can be altered at any time if, for example, authentic messages get filtered, or if spam messages 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 email@example.com and not to be erased. Thus, you can examine them every now and then to ensure that you have not missed out on a legitimate message.