An email filter is a software app that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP server and monitors all inbound emails to hinder any unrequested ones from reaching a specific inbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, false banking notices or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to damage your computer. Email filters usually check the content of an email message and in case they detect particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting providers combine their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of security for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting
If you order a cloud website hosting plan from our company and if you use our mail services, you will be able to activate spam filters for any of the email accounts that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With no more than several mouse clicks, you can pick between 5 separate levels of security. In case you start receiving spam, you can start with the lowest one and then gradually boost the level until you stop getting spam. We use one of the best and most famous filters out there called SpamAssassin. It examines the header field and the body of each and every email message that you receive and determines a spam score, based on which it either erases a particular email message or permits it to reach your mailbox. The Hepsia Control Panel will also permit you to activate custom spam filters and either get rid of undesirable messages or re-send them to a 3rd-party email address such as spam@domain.com where you can double-check them after that.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers, you won’t need to worry about spam email messages filling up your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can take advantage of the famous SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we provide with every semi-dedicated hosting account. Our custom Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any mailbox with a few clicks and you can choose any of the five levels of security – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any time if, for instance, legitimate email messages get filtered, or if spam messages go through and appear in your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered emails to be delivered to a special mailbox like spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. In this way, you can check them every now and then to ensure that you have not omitted a genuine email message.