A spam filter is a software application that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP server and monitors all inbound email messages in order to stop any unwanted ones from entering a specific inbox. A few instances 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 usually check the content of an email and if they detect particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting companies combine their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of security for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam emails recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Hosting
Our hosting servers rely on one of the best spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is included with each and every web hosting package, so if you host your domain names with our company, you can choose one of the five security levels that the anti-spam filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can do this with only two clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all shared hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header section and the body of every email, gives it a spam score and then proceeds in accordance with the level that you have picked. Each mailbox can have a different setting and you can select if the emails that the filter labels as spam should be deleted or forwarded to a separate email account where you can check them at a later time, so as to avoid erasing a genuine email message. Switching to some other level or disabling the spam protection is also pretty easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you decide to use the mail service that comes with our semi-dedicated servers, you can keep all undesired emails away from your inbox by activating the five-level anti-spam protection service that we provide with each and every semi-dedicated hosting plan. This can be accomplished through the feature-laden Email Manager section of the Control Panel and we employ the powerful SpamAssassin filter to make sure that we offer the best possible security for our clients. You can have a different level of protection for each mailbox and you can choose whether the filtered email messages should be erased or forwarded to another email account where you can view them at a later point in time to ensure that you won’t skip legitimate messages. Switching to another level or disabling the spam protection is also easy and requires a couple of clicks.