An email filter is a piece of software that’s installed on a mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming email messages to prevent any undesirable ones from reaching a specific mailbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent bank statements or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to damage your PC. Email filters typically examine the content of an email message and when they come across specific keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the message or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting companies mix their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure better protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other information about spam emails recently reported by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting
Our cloud hosting servers rely on one of the very best anti-spam filters available. It’s called SpamAssassin and is available with each and every shared web hosting plan, so in case you host your domain names with our company, you can opt for one of the 5 safety levels that the spam filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can do this with only two clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that’s used to manage all cloud hosting accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header field and the content of each and every email message, calculates a spam score and then continues in accordance with the level that you have chosen. Every email account can have a different level and you can select whether the email messages that the anti-spam filter flags as spam should be erased or re-sent to a different email address where you can read them at a later time, so as to avoid erasing a genuine email. Switching to a different level or deactivating the spam protection is also remarkably easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server plans provide exceptional anti-spam protection guaranteed by the famous SpamAssassin filter, which classifies all inbound emails based on a spam score that depends on parameters and patterns, such as the frequency of particular keywords and phrases, the sender, the subject, etc. When you enable the filter for any mailbox through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can select between 5 separate security levels – from very low to very high. If you continue to receive spam emails, you can increase the level, or if legitimate emails are flagged as spam, you can decrease it. Activating or deactivating the spam protection takes as little as 2 clicks and you can choose if the filtered email messages should be erased instantaneously or if they should be redirected to a chosen mailbox where you can review them later, so as to ensure that valuable emails won’t disappear.