What is an e-mail spam filter? How does it operate? How can you enable spam filtering?
An email filter is a software app that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all incoming emails in order to block any undesired ones from entering a particular inbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fake banking notices or attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to infect your PC. Email filters usually check the content of an email and if they come across specific keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting companies combine 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 contain patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam email messages recently reported by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting
If you get a shared website hosting
package from our company and if you use our mail services, you’ll be able to set up spam filtering for any of the email accounts that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With just a couple of clicks of the mouse, you can pick between 5 separate security levels. If you start receiving spam, you can start with the lowest level and then slowly raise the level until you stop receiving spam. We rely on one of the very best and most popular email filters out there called SpamAssassin. It ‘scans’ the header field and the body of each email that you receive and calculates a spam score, based on which it either deletes a certain message or allows it to reach your mailbox. The Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to create custom spam filters and either erase undesired messages or re-send them to a 3rd-party address like email@example.com where you can check them once again at a later time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you reach the decision to make use of the email service that is offered with our semi-dedicated plans
, you can keep all unwanted messages out of your mailbox by activating the five-level spam protection service that we provide with each semi-dedicated hosting package. This can be accomplished via the feature-laden Email Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and we employ the advanced SpamAssassin email filter to ensure that we provide the best possible protection for our customers. You can have a different protection level for each mailbox and you can select if the filtered email messages should be erased or redirected to a different email account where you can read them later to make certain that you are not losing genuine emails. Switching to some other protection level or deactivating the protection is also easy and requires a couple of clicks of the mouse.