An email filter is a software app that is installed on a POP3/IMAP server and monitors all inbound emails so as to hinder any unwanted ones from reaching a particular inbox. A few instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent banking notifications or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention of infecting your personal computer. Email filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email and when they spot given keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting companies combine their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee better protection for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
Our shared hosting servers employ one of the very best spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is included with each plan, so if you host your domain names with our company, you can pick one of the 5 levels of security that the spam filter offers for any mailbox that you have here. You can do this with only two clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all shared hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header and the body of every email message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds on the basis of the level that you have picked. Each mailbox can have a different level and you can choose whether the email messages that the anti-spam filter classifies as spam should be deleted or delivered to some other mailbox where you can view them at a later time, so as to avoid erasing a genuine message. Switching to another level or deactivating the protection is also truly easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you order a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you set up one or more mailboxes with any of the domains hosted in the account, you will be able to enable the advanced, 5-level SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide and keep all undesired emails away from your mailbox. This feature is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Email Manager section and it can be enabled or disabled for any email account whenever you wish. You can also change the safety level with a few clicks in case junk messages still enter your inbox or the anti-spam filter begins deleting authentic messages. Since you can select whether the spam should be deleted momentarily or redirected to a different email account, you can create, for example, and check all filtered emails there, so as to ensure that you won’t miss an email message that you need. The emails that the anti-spam filter permits to proceed will still appear in your inbox.