Find out about spam filters - what they are, how they work and the way to create one.
A spam filter is a software application that prevents unasked-for email messages from entering a given mailbox. A huge percentage of the email correspondence around the world consists of spam emails: offers for pills or money, false banking notifications, etc. Because of this, it is very important to use email filters in order to avoid not only unsolicited bulk messages, but also any possibility of being scammed in some way. Email filters detect various things, so as to deliver better protection – particular words or the frequency with which they surface in the text, the sender’s address, or the IP of the sender’s outgoing email server. Web hosting providers frequently rely on the services of 3rd-party spam-tracing organizations that offer up-to-the-minute databases in order to render email filtering easier and more efficient without affecting legitimate messages, even if they include suspicious words.
Spam Filters in Website Hosting
The protection of any mailbox that you set up in a website hosting
account with us is guaranteed by the powerful SpamAssassin spam filter that we use. You can enable it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it comes with 5 security levels based on the spam score it gives to each and every email message in accordance with different parameters, such as the frequency of particular words and phrases, the sender, etc. If you keep receiving junk messages, you can always raise the level or if you are afraid that you may miss an authentic email, you can combine the automated filter with a custom one and forward all emails from a specific sender to a separate mailbox. In case you reach the decision that you no longer require a spam filter for a certain email account, you can disable it with just several clicks of the mouse.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated plans
, you won’t need to worry about spam messages cramming your mailboxes every now and then, as you can make use of the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide with each and every semi-dedicated hosting account. Our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any mailbox with a few mouse clicks and you can choose one of the five security levels – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any time if, for instance, legitimate messages get blocked, or if unsolicited bulk emails go through and appear in your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered email messages to be forwarded to a special email account like firstname.lastname@example.org and not to be erased. Thus, you can examine them from time to time to make sure that you haven’t missed a genuine email.