A spam filter is a software app that obstructs unwanted email messages from entering a given mailbox. A considerable percentage of the email traffic around the globe consists of spam emails: offers for pills or money, false bank notifications, etc. For this reason, it is very important to activate filters to avoid not only spam messages, but also any chance of being tricked somehow. Spam filters detect different things, so as to provide better security – specific words or the frequency with which they surface in the text, the sender’s address, or the IP of the sender’s outbound mail server. Hosting providers often use the services of 3rd-party spam-tracking organizations that offer up-to-date databases to render email filtering simpler and more efficient without affecting legitimate email messages, even if they include suspicious words or phrases.
Spam Filters in Web Hosting
The safety of any email account that you create under a web hosting
account with our company is ensured by the powerful SpamAssassin email filter that we use. You can enable it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it offers five levels of protection based on the spam score given to each message in accordance with various parameters, such as the recurrence of certain words, the sender, etc. If you keep getting spam emails, you can always increase the level or if you’re scared that you may omit a genuine message, you can mix the automated filter with a custom one and redirect all messages from a given sender to another mailbox. If you decide that you no longer need anti-spam protection for a certain email account, you can disable it with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
, you will not need to worry about junk email messages clogging your mailboxes every now and then, as you can resort to the famous SpamAssassin email filter that we provide with each semi-dedicated server account. Our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any mailbox with several clicks of the mouse and you can select one of the 5 levels of safety – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any moment if, for example, authentic messages get filtered, or if spam email messages go through and reach your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered emails to be forwarded to a special email account such as firstname.lastname@example.org and not to be deleted. In this way, you can go through them from time to time to ensure that you have not omitted an authentic message.