Find out more about spam filters - what they are, how they work and how to set up one.
A spam filter is a piece of software that runs on a POP3/IMAP email server and keeps track of all inbound emails so as to obstruct any unwanted ones from entering a certain mailbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fake banking notifications or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention of infecting your computer. Spam filters typically check the content of an email message and in case they detect given keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts mix their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure better security for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam email messages recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting
The security of any mailbox that you set up in a cloud hosting
account with us is ensured by the advanced SpamAssassin filter that we employ. You can activate it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it comes with 5 levels of protection based on the spam score given to each email message depending on different criteria, such as the frequency of specific words and phrases, the sender, and so on. If you keep getting junk email messages, you can always raise the level or if you are scared that you may skip an authentic email, you can mix the automatic spam filter with a custom one and forward all emails from a given sender to a different email address. If you decide that you no longer require anti-spam protection for a specific mailbox, you can disable it with only several clicks.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server
plans deliver second-to-none anti-spam protection ensured by the popular SpamAssassin spam filter, which ranks all incoming email messages on the basis of a spam score in accordance with parameters and patterns, such as the frequency of specific keywords and phrases, the subject, the sender, etc. When you activate the filter for any account through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can choose between 5 different safety levels – from very low to very high. If you still get spam email messages, you can raise the level, or if genuine email messages are flagged as spam, you can decrease it. Enabling or disabling the anti-spam protection requires as little as 2 mouse clicks and you can choose if the filtered email messages should be deleted instantaneously or if they should be redirected to a chosen email address where you can read them at a later point in time, so as to make certain that important email messages will not disappear.