An email filter is a software application that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming messages so as to hinder any undesired ones from entering a specific mailbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fake banking notices or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention of infecting your PC. Spam filters normally examine the content of an email message and when they detect particular keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting companies combine their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee better protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently reported by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Website Hosting
Our website hosting servers use one of the best spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is available with every package, so in case you host your domains with us, you can pick one of the 5 safety levels that the anti-spam filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can do this with just 2 mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header section and the content of each and every email, gives it a spam score and then proceeds according to the level that you have selected. Each email account can have a different setting and you can choose if the messages that the spam filter classifies as spam should be erased or delivered to a different email account where you can view them later, so as to avoid erasing a genuine email message. Changing the level or disabling the spam protection is also incredibly easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you use one of our semi-dedicated servers, you will not have to worry about unsolicited bulk emails filling up your mailboxes all the time, as you can take advantage of the famous SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we offer with each and every semi-dedicated account. Our custom Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any mailbox with a couple of clicks of the mouse and you can choose any of the five levels of protection – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any time if, for example, legitimate messages get blocked, or if junk messages go through and appear in your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered emails to be re-sent to a special mailbox like spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. Thus, you can examine them every now and then to make sure that you haven’t omitted a legitimate email.