What exactly is an e-mail spam filter? How does one work? How can you activate spam filtering?
A spam filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP server and keeps track of all inbound email messages in order to stop any unasked-for ones from reaching a particular inbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, false bank statements or attachments that contain malware sent with the idea of damaging your PC. Spam filters usually examine the content of an email message and in case they detect certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email or deliver it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting providers mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee better protection for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other information about spam messages recently reported by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
If you get a shared hosting
package from us and if you take advantage of our email services, you’ll be able to set up spam filters for any of the mailboxes that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With only several clicks, you can choose between 5 different safety levels. In case you start receiving spam, you can start with the lowest level and then gradually raise the level till you stop getting spam. We use one of the very best and most popular email filters out there called SpamAssassin. It ‘scans’ the header and the body of each and every email that you get and determines a spam score, based on which it either deletes a specific email or permits it to reach your mailbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also allow you to create custom email filters and either get rid of unwelcome email messages or send them to a third-party address like firstname.lastname@example.org where you can view them once more afterwards.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get a semi-dedicated server
package from our company and if you create one or more mailboxes with any of the domain names hosted in your account, you will be able to enable the powerful, 5-level SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer and keep all unsolicited email messages away from your mailbox. This feature is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it can be enabled or disabled for any email account at any time. You can also alter the security level with several clicks in case unsolicited bulk emails continue to appear in your mailbox or the email filter starts erasing genuine email messages. As you can choose whether the spam should be erased immediately or redirected to some other mailbox, you can set up email@example.com, for instance, and check all filtered emails there, so as to make certain that you will not omit an email message that you need. The email messages that the filter permits to proceed will still be received in your inbox.