A spam filter is a piece of software that is installed on an email server and ‘scans’ all incoming email messages to stop any unwanted ones from entering a given inbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fake banking statements or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea of damaging your computer. Spam filters typically check the content of an email message and if they detect particular keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain companies combine their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee better protection for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Web Hosting
Our web hosting servers rely on one of the very best anti-spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is included with each and every shared hosting plan, so if you host your domains with our company, you can choose one of the 5 safety levels that the filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with only 2 clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all cloud hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header field and the body of every message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds in accordance with the level that you’ve selected. Every mailbox can have a different level and you can choose whether the email messages that the spam filter reports as spam should be deleted or redirected to some other email address where you can review them later, so as to avoid deleting a legitimate 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 hosting plans, you will not have to worry about junk messages cramming your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can make use of the famous SpamAssassin filter that we offer with each semi-dedicated server account. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any mailbox with a couple of clicks of the mouse and you can select any of the 5 safety levels – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any time if, for example, genuine email messages get blocked, or if spam emails go through and reach your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered messages to be forwarded to a special mailbox such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. In this way, you can go through them from time to time to make certain that you haven’t missed a genuine email message.