An email filter is a piece of software that’s installed on a mail server and monitors all inbound email messages to obstruct any unsolicited ones from reaching a particular mailbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank statements or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to infect your personal computer. Spam filters normally ‘scan’ the content of an email and if they come across given keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email message or redirect it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts combine their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of safety for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting
The security of any email account that you set up in a cloud website hosting account with our company is guaranteed by the powerful SpamAssassin spam filter that we employ. You can enable it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it comes with five protection levels based on the spam score it gives to each and every email depending on various parameters, such as the frequency of specific words, the sender, etc. If you keep receiving junk emails, you can always increase the level or if you’re scared that you may omit a genuine email, you can combine the automatic spam filter with a custom one and forward all emails from a given sender to some other email address. If you decide that you no longer need a spam filter for a certain email account, you can deactivate it with no more than a few clicks of the mouse.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you set up one or more email accounts with any of the domain names hosted in your account, you’ll be able to activate the advanced, five-level SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide and keep all unwelcome messages away from your inbox. This functionality is accessible through the Hepsia Control Panel’s Email Manager section and it can be enabled or disabled for any mailbox at any moment. You can also change the protection level with a few mouse clicks if spam messages continue to enter your mailbox or the anti-spam filter starts removing authentic email messages. Since you can select if the spam should be deleted instantaneously or forwarded to a different email address, you can set up spam@domain.com, for example, and view all filtered emails there, so as to make sure that you will not omit an email message that you need. The messages that the email filter permits to proceed will still be received in your inbox.