Find out more on spam filters - just what they are, how they work and the ways to set up one.
A spam filter is a piece of software that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all incoming messages to impede any unwanted ones from entering a specific inbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fake bank statements or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention of infecting your computer. Spam filters typically check the content of an email message and when they come across particular keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain companies mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee better protection for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Hosting
If you order a hosting
package from us and if you take advantage of our mail services, you will be able to activate spam filtering for any of the email accounts that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With just a couple of mouse clicks, you can choose between 5 different levels of safety. In case you start receiving spam, you can begin with the lowest one and then slowly raise the level till you stop getting spam. We rely on one of the very best and most famous spam filters available called SpamAssassin. It analyzes the header and the body of each and every message that you get and determines a spam score, based on which it either deletes a given message or permits it to enter your inbox. The Hepsia Control Panel will also permit you to set up custom filters and either get rid of unwelcome messages or re-send them to a 3rd-party email address such as firstname.lastname@example.org where you can examine them once more after that.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated services
, you won’t have to worry about unsolicited bulk emails occupying your mailboxes every now and then, as you can resort to the famous SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide with every semi-dedicated server account. Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any mailbox with a few clicks and you can pick any of the five security levels – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any time if, for instance, authentic messages get filtered, or if junk emails go through and reach your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered messages to be redirected to a special email account such as email@example.com and not to be erased. Thus, you can check them every now and then to ensure that you have not missed an authentic email message.