An email filter is a piece of software that’s installed on a mail server and monitors all incoming messages so as to impede any undesirable ones from reaching a certain inbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank notifications or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to infect your computer. Spam filters normally examine the content of an email message and when they spot certain keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the message or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting companies mix their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure better protection for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam email messages recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting
Our cloud hosting
servers use one of the best anti-spam filters available on the market. It is called SpamAssassin and is offered with each and every hosting package, so in case you host your domains with us, you can opt for one of the 5 protection levels that the filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can accomplish this with just 2 clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage all cloud hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header and the body of each message, calculates a spam score and then proceeds according to the level that you have selected. Each email account can have a different level and you can choose whether the messages that the spam filter classifies as spam should be deleted or re-sent to another email account where you can read them at a later point in time, so as to prevent erasing a genuine email message. Switching to a different level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also truly easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
, you won’t need to worry about unsolicited bulk emails clogging your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can make use of the popular SpamAssassin filter that we offer with each and every semi-dedicated server account. Our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any email account with a few clicks and you can pick any of the 5 levels of protection – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any time if, for instance, authentic email messages get filtered, or if spam messages go through and reach your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered email messages to be delivered to a special email account such as firstname.lastname@example.org and not to be erased. Thus, you can go through them from time to time to ensure that you haven’t missed out on a legitimate message.