Find out about spam filters - what exactly they are, how they work and how to set up one.
A spam filter is a piece of software that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and keeps track of all incoming messages in order to prevent any unrequested ones from reaching a given inbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false banking notices or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to infect your PC. Email filters normally examine the content of an email message and in case they come across specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting companies combine their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of safety for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently revealed by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting
If you decide to host your domain names with us and you pick any of our Linux cloud packages
, you’ll be able to set up spam filtering for any email account that you set up. With several clicks of the mouse in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can set up five different levels of safety. If you still receive spam emails or the spam filters start preventing genuine email messages from entering your inbox, you can switch to a different level just as easily. The efficiency of our spam filtering service is guaranteed by one of the most popular filters – SpamAssassin. In case you do not want to risk skipping an authentic email that may be considered spam owing to its content, you can also set up custom email filters based on the sender, the subject or the body of the email message and forward the emails to a separate email account where you can read them later.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
, you won’t have to worry about unsolicited bulk emails stuffing your mailboxes all the time, as you can resort to the famous SpamAssassin filter that we provide with each semi-dedicated server account. Our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any mailbox with several clicks and you can pick one of the five protection levels – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any moment if, for instance, genuine messages get blocked, or if spam messages go through and reach your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered messages to be forwarded to a special mailbox such as email@example.com and not to be deleted. In this way, you can check them every now and then to make sure that you have not omitted a genuine email message.