An email filter is a software application that runs on a POP3/IMAP server and monitors all incoming email messages in order to impede any undesired ones from entering a certain inbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false banking notices or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea of infecting your computer. Spam filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email message and when they spot certain keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting providers mix their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of security for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other information about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Hosting
Our hosting servers use one of the very best spam filters available. It’s called SpamAssassin and is offered with every shared hosting plan, so in case you host your domain names with us, you can choose one of the five levels of protection that the anti-spam filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can do this with only 2 mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that’s used to manage all shared hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header and the content of every message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds on the basis of the level that you have opted for. Every email account can have a different setting and you can select whether the messages that the filter labels as spam should be erased or redirected to a separate email address where you can examine them at a later point in time, so as to avoid deleting an authentic message. Switching to a different level or disabling the protection is also extremely easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you order a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you create one or more mailboxes with any of the domains hosted under the account, you will be able to enable the advanced, five-level SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer and keep all undesirable emails out of your mailbox. This service is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it can be activated or deactivated for any mailbox whenever you want. You can also fine-tune the safety level with several clicks of the mouse if junk email messages continue to appear in your inbox or the email filter starts deleting legitimate email messages. Since you can choose whether the spam should be deleted instantly or delivered to another mailbox, you can set up, for example, and check all filtered messages there, so as to ensure that you will not miss an email that you need. The email messages that the email filter allows to proceed will still be delivered to your mailbox.