An email filter is an app that prevents unwelcome messages from entering a particular inbox. A large percentage of the email communication around the world is composed of spam email messages: offers for pills or money, fraudulent banking notifications, etc. That’s why, it’s quite important to activate filters to avoid not only spam email messages, but also any chance of being duped somehow. Filters detect various things, so as to guarantee better protection – certain words or the frequency with which they surface in the text, the sender’s email address, or the IP address of the sender’s outgoing SMTP server. Hosting providers often use the services of 3rd-party spam-tracing organizations that provide up-to-date databases in order to render email filtering simpler and more efficient without affecting legitimate emails, even if they include suspicious words or phrases.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
Our shared hosting servers use one of the best anti-spam filters available. It is called SpamAssassin and is offered with every web hosting package, so if you host your domain names with our company, you can choose one of the five protection levels that the spam filter offers for any mailbox that you have here. You can do this with just 2 clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header section and the content of each email message, gives it a spam score and then continues based on the level that you have chosen. Each email account can have a different level and you can choose if the emails that the anti-spam filter reports as spam should be erased or redirected to a separate mailbox where you can read them later, so as to avoid deleting a genuine email message. Changing the level or disabling the protection is also amazingly easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers, you will not have to worry about junk messages cramming your mailboxes all the time, as you can resort to the famous SpamAssassin filter that we offer with each semi-dedicated server account. Our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any mailbox with a few clicks of the mouse and you can pick any of the five levels of protection – from very low to very high. The level can be altered at any time if, for instance, genuine messages get blocked, or if spam emails go through and appear in your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered emails to be forwarded to a special mailbox such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. Thus, you can go through them from time to time to ensure that you haven’t missed an authentic message.