Get familiar with e-mail spam filters, how they work and how you can activate them.
An email filter is a software app that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and ‘scans’ all incoming emails to prevent any unwelcome ones from entering a given mailbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, false bank statements or attachments that contain malware sent with the idea of infecting your computer. Email filters normally examine the content of an email message and in case they detect given keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting companies combine their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure better safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting
If you order a cloud hosting
package from our company and if you use our mail services, you’ll be able to enable spam filters for any of the email accounts that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With just a few mouse clicks, you can pick between 5 separate levels of security. In case you start receiving spam, you can begin with the lowest one and then gradually raise the level until you stop receiving spam. We make use of one of the best and most famous spam filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It examines the header section and the body of every email message that you receive and calculates a spam score, based on which it either erases a specific message or permits it to enter your mailbox. Hepsia will also permit you to create custom spam filters and either get rid of unwanted email messages or forward them to a third-party email address like firstname.lastname@example.org where you can read them once more after that.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans
, you will not need to worry about junk messages clogging your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with each semi-dedicated hosting account. Our custom Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any email account with a couple of mouse clicks and you can select one of the five safety levels – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any moment if, for example, authentic emails get blocked, or if junk email messages go through and appear in your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered email messages to be forwarded to a special mailbox like email@example.com and not to be erased. In this way, you can go through them from time to time to make sure that you have not omitted a legitimate email message.