An email filter is a software application that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming email messages so as to hinder any undesired ones from entering a given inbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank notifications or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to damage your personal computer. Email filters usually check the content of an email and when they spot particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting companies mix their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee better safety for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam emails recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting
In case you reach the decision to host your domains with our company and you choose any of our shared web hosting, you will be able to activate anti-spam protection for any email account that you set up. With a few clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can set up 5 separate protection levels. In case you continue to get spam emails or the spam filters start preventing genuine email messages from reaching your mailbox, you can switch to another level just as easily. The efficiency of our spam filtering service is guaranteed by one of the most widely used spam filters – SpamAssassin. If you don’t want to risk missing an authentic email message that may be considered as spam owing to its content, you can also create custom email filters based on the sender, the body or the subject of the email message and redirect the emails to a separate email account where you can check them at a later time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you use a semi-dedicated server plan from our company and if you create one or more email accounts with any of the domains hosted under your account, you’ll be able to enable the powerful, 5-level SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we provide and keep all undesired email messages away from your mailbox. This option is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it can be enabled or disabled for any email account at any time. You can also fine-tune the level of protection with several clicks in case junk emails continue to appear in your mailbox or the anti-spam filter starts erasing authentic emails. Since you can choose if the spam should be erased immediately or redirected to a separate email address, you can set up spam@domain.com, for instance, and check all filtered email messages there, so as to make certain that you won’t omit an email message that you need. The emails that the filter allows to proceed will still be received in your mailbox.