Read more about spam filters - what exactly they are, how they work and how to set up one.
An email filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all inbound messages so as to obstruct any unasked-for ones from reaching a certain inbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent banking notices or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to infect your personal computer. Spam filters typically check the content of an email message and when they come across some keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting providers combine their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of protection for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam messages recently reported by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
If you decide to host your domain names with our company and you choose any of our shared hosting packages
, you’ll be able to set up spam filtering for any email address that you create. With several mouse clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can configure five different security levels. If you still get spam or the filters start preventing authentic email messages from reaching your inbox, you can switch to a different level just as easily. The efficiency of our spam filtering service is guaranteed by one of the most widely used spam filters – SpamAssassin. If you don’t want to risk omitting a legitimate email that may be mistaken for spam because of its content, you can also configure custom email filters based on the sender, the subject or the body of the email message and re-send the emails to some other mailbox where you can check them at a later point in time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting
, you won’t have to worry about unsolicited bulk email messages filling up your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can make use of the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide with each and every semi-dedicated server account. Our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any mailbox with a couple of clicks and you can pick any of the five protection levels – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any moment if, for example, genuine messages get blocked, or if unsolicited bulk messages go through and reach your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered email messages to be delivered to a special email account like email@example.com and not to be erased. In this way, you can check them from time to time to make sure that you haven’t missed out on an authentic email message.