Read more about spam filters - just what they are, how they work and how to create one.
An email filter is a software app that is installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and monitors all inbound messages in order to block any unsolicited ones from entering a particular inbox. A few instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent bank notifications or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea of infecting your PC. Spam filters typically examine the content of an email and in case they detect specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting companies mix their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee better safety for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting
If you order a cloud hosting
plan from our company and if you make use of our mail services, you’ll be able to enable anti-spam protection for any of the mailboxes that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With no more than a few mouse clicks, you can pick between five different levels of security. In case you start receiving spam, you can start with the lowest level and then slowly increase the level until you stop getting spam. We use one of the very best and most famous filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It checks the header field and the body of each email that you get and calculates a spam score, based on which it either erases a particular message or permits it to reach your mailbox. Hepsia will also permit you to set up custom spam filters and either eliminate undesired emails or redirect them to a 3rd-party email address such as email@example.com where you can examine them once again at a later time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use a semi-dedicated server
plan from our company and if you set up one or more email accounts with any of the domain names hosted under your account, you will be able to enable the powerful, five-level SpamAssassin filter that we offer and keep all unwanted emails away from your inbox. This functionality is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it can be enabled or disabled for any mailbox at any moment. You can also configure the safety level with a couple of mouse clicks in case junk emails continue to appear in your inbox or the filter begins removing genuine messages. As you can select if the spam should be erased immediately or forwarded to a separate email account, you can set up firstname.lastname@example.org, for example, and view all filtered email messages there, so as to make sure that you will not miss an email that you need. The emails that the email filter allows to proceed will still be received in your inbox.