An email filter is a software app that runs on a POP3/IMAP email server and keeps track of all incoming email messages to block any unsolicited ones from reaching a specific inbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fake bank statements or email attachments that contain malware sent with the idea of infecting your computer. Spam filters typically examine the content of an email and if they detect some keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some providers mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure better security for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting
If you get a shared web hosting
package from us and if you take advantage of our email services, you’ll be able to activate anti-spam protection for any of the mailboxes that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a couple of clicks of the mouse, you can choose between 5 different levels of security. If you start getting spam, you can begin with the lowest level and then gradually increase the level till you stop receiving spam. We rely on one of the very best and most famous filters out there called SpamAssassin. It analyzes the header and the body of every message that you receive and calculates a spam score, based on which it either erases a specific email or permits it to reach your mailbox. Hepsia will also permit you to set up custom filters and either eliminate undesirable messages or forward them to a third-party address such as email@example.com where you can read them once more afterwards.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
, you will not need to worry about unsolicited bulk email messages clogging your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can take advantage of the famous SpamAssassin filter that we offer with each and every semi-dedicated hosting account. Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any email account with a couple of mouse clicks and you can select any of the 5 protection levels – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any time if, for example, legitimate emails get blocked, or if spam email messages go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered emails to be delivered to a special mailbox like firstname.lastname@example.org and not to be deleted. In this way, you can go through them from time to time to ensure that you have not missed an authentic email.