A spam filter is an app that prevents unwelcome messages from entering a given inbox. A large percentage of the email correspondence around the world consists of spam emails: offers for pills or money, false bank notifications, and so on. This is why, it is quite important to set up email filters to avoid not only spam messages, but also any possibility of being tricked in some way. Email filters detect different things, so as to provide better protection – certain words and phrases or the frequency with which they occur in the text, the sender’s email address, or the IP address of the sender’s SMTP email server. Web hosting providers often use the services of 3rd-party spam-tracing organizations that provide up-to-date databases in order to render email filtering better and simpler without affecting genuine email messages, even if they include suspicious words.
Spam Filters in Web Hosting
Our web hosting servers rely on one of the best anti-spam filters available. It is called SpamAssassin and is included with each hosting package, so if you host your domain names with us, you can select one of the five safety levels that the filter offers for any mailbox that you have here. You can accomplish this with only two clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage all shared web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header field and the body of every email message, calculates a spam score and then proceeds in accordance with the level that you’ve opted for. Every email account can have a different setting and you can select whether the emails that the anti-spam filter labels as spam should be deleted or re-sent to some other mailbox where you can review them at a later point in time, so as to avoid erasing a legitimate message. Switching to another level or deactivating the spam protection is also pretty easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated servers, you will not need to worry about junk messages filling up your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can resort to the famous SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we offer with each semi-dedicated hosting account. Our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any email account with a couple of mouse clicks and you can select any of the five security levels – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any moment if, for example, genuine email messages get blocked, or if spam emails go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered messages to be forwarded to a special mailbox like spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. Thus, you can check them every now and then to make sure that you haven’t missed a genuine email message.