Find out more about spam filters - what they are, the way they work and how to create one.
A spam filter is a software app that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and keeps track of all incoming email messages in order to obstruct any unwelcome ones from entering a given inbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fake bank statements or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea to infect your computer. Spam filters usually check the content of an email message and if they come across particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email or deliver it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosts mix their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure better safety for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting
If you get a shared website hosting
plan from us and if you use our email services, you’ll be able to activate anti-spam protection for any of the mailboxes that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With just several clicks, you can select between five different protection levels. In case you start getting spam, you can begin with the lowest one and then slowly increase the level till you stop receiving spam. We use one of the best and most popular email filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It checks the header and the body of each and every email that you receive and determines a spam score, based on which it either deletes a certain message or allows it to reach your inbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also permit you to activate custom spam filters and either erase undesired emails or forward them to a 3rd-party email address like email@example.com where you can check them once again at a later time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you decide to use the email service that comes with our semi-dedicated plans
, you can keep all unsolicited messages away from your inbox by enabling the five-level anti-spam protection that we offer with every package. This can be done via the feature-crammed Email Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and we use the advanced SpamAssassin filter to make certain that we offer the very best possible protection for our customers. You can have a different protection level for each email account and you can choose if the filtered messages should be deleted or re-sent to another email address where you can check them at a later time so as to make sure that you are not losing legitimate email messages. Switching to a different protection level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also easy and takes several mouse clicks.