What precisely is an e-mail spam filter? How does one function? How could you enable spam filtering?
A spam filter is a software app that’s installed on a mail server and monitors all incoming email messages to obstruct any undesirable ones from reaching a particular inbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent banking notices or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea of infecting your computer. Spam filters usually examine the content of an email and in case they detect certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the message or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain providers mix their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of protection for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Website Hosting
If you reach the decision to host your domain names with us and you pick any of our website hosting
, you will be able to activate anti-spam protection for any email address that you set up. With a couple of clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can switch between 5 different safety levels. If you continue to get unsolicited bulk emails or the spam filters start preventing genuine email messages from entering your inbox, you can change the level just as easily. The efficiency of our anti-spam service is guaranteed by one of the most famous filters – SpamAssassin. In case you don’t want to risk skipping a legitimate message that may be classified as spam due to its content, you can also create custom spam filters based on the sender, the subject or the body of the email message and re-send the emails to a different mailbox where you can review them at a later point in time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated servers
, you won’t have to worry about spam email messages clogging your mailboxes all the time, as you can take advantage of the popular SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we provide with each semi-dedicated account. Our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any email account with a few mouse clicks and you can select one of the 5 levels of security – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any moment if, for instance, authentic messages get filtered, or if junk messages go through and reach your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered emails to be forwarded to a special email account like firstname.lastname@example.org and not to be deleted. Thus, you can check them every now and then to ensure that you haven’t omitted an authentic email message.