What exactly is an e-mail spam filter? How does one function? How do you enable spam filtering?
An email filter is a software application that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and keeps track of all inbound emails so as to obstruct any unwelcome ones from reaching a given mailbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, false bank notices or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention of infecting your personal computer. Spam filters normally examine the content of an email and in case they spot given keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain companies combine their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of protection for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam email messages recently reported by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting
In case you reach the decision to host your domains with us and you choose any of our Linux shared web hosting packages
, you’ll be able to activate anti-spam protection for any email address that you set up. With a few clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can switch between 5 separate security levels. If you still get spam emails or the filters start preventing legitimate messages from reaching your mailbox, you can change the level just as easily. The efficiency of our spam filtering solution is guaranteed by one of the most popular filters – SpamAssassin. If you do not want to risk skipping a genuine email that may be classified as spam owing to its content, you can also configure custom email filters based on the sender, the body or the subject of the email message and re-send the emails to some other email account where you can examine them later.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get a semi-dedicated server
plan from our company and if you create one or more email accounts with any of the domains hosted under the account, you will be able to activate the powerful, five-level SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer and keep all undesirable emails out of your inbox. This service is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it can be activated or deactivated for any mailbox whenever you want. You can also change the safety level with a couple of mouse clicks if junk messages still reach your inbox or the anti-spam filter starts deleting genuine messages. As you can select if the spam should be erased right away or delivered to another mailbox, you can set up email@example.com, for example, and check all filtered messages there, so as to ensure that you will not omit an email message that you require. The email messages that the email filter allows to proceed will still be received in your inbox.