A spam filter is a software app that is installed on a POP3/IMAP server and keeps track of all inbound email messages so as to obstruct any undesired ones from reaching a given mailbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent banking statements or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea of infecting your computer. Spam filters normally examine the content of an email and if they detect specific keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the message or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting companies mix their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee better security for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
In case you decide to host your domains with us and you choose any of our shared hosting, you will be able to activate spam filtering for any email address that you create. With several clicks of the mouse in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can configure five separate protection levels. If you continue to receive spam email messages or the email filters start preventing authentic emails from reaching your inbox, you can switch to some other level just as easily. The quality of our spam filtering service is ensured by one of the most famous spam filters – SpamAssassin. In case you do not want to risk skipping a genuine message that may be blocked as spam because of its content, you can also create custom filters based on the sender, the body or the subject of the message and redirect the emails to a separate email address where you can view them at a later point in time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you use one of our semi-dedicated servers, you won’t need to worry about junk messages stuffing your mailboxes every now and then, as you can make use of the famous SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with each semi-dedicated account. Our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any email account with several clicks and you can pick any of the 5 levels of protection – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any moment if, for example, authentic email messages get filtered, or if junk messages go through and reach your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered emails to be delivered to a special mailbox such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. Thus, you can check them every now and then to ensure that you have not missed out on a genuine email message.