An email filter is a software application that runs on a POP3/IMAP server and monitors all inbound emails so as to block any unsolicited ones from entering a specific inbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fake banking statements or email attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to damage your PC. Email filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email message and if they spot given keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email or redirect it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some companies mix their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee better security for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Web Hosting
If you get a web hosting package from our company and if you use our mail services, you will be able to activate spam filtering for any of the mailboxes that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With no more than several clicks of the mouse, you can select between five separate levels of protection. If you start getting spam, you can start with the lowest one and then slowly raise the level till you stop getting spam. We use one of the very best and most famous email filters out there called SpamAssassin. It examines the header section and the body of each and every email that you get and calculates a spam score, based on which it either deletes a certain message or allows it to reach your mailbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also permit you to configure custom filters and either eliminate unwelcome emails or re-send them to a 3rd-party email address like spam@domain.com where you can view them once more later.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, you will not have to worry about spam email messages occupying your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can make use of the famous SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we offer with each semi-dedicated account. Our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any email account with a few clicks and you can choose any of the five protection levels – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any time if, for instance, legitimate messages get filtered, or if unsolicited bulk messages go through and reach your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered emails to be delivered to a special email account such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. Thus, you can check them every now and then to ensure that you have not missed out on a genuine message.