Find out more about spam filters - what exactly they are, how they work and the way to create one.
An email filter is a software application that hinders undesired email messages from entering a particular mailbox. A substantial percentage of the email correspondence around the world involves spam emails: offers for pills or cash, sham banking notifications, and so on. That’s why, it’s really important to use filters in order to avoid not only unsolicited bulk emails, but also any chance of being scammed in some way. Filters detect different things, so as to ensure higher levels of protection – specific words or the frequency with which they appear in the text, the sender’s address, or the IP of the sender’s outbound mail server. Hosting companies frequently resort to the services of 3rd-party spam-tracing organizations that provide up-to-date databases in order to make spam filtering better and easier without affecting genuine emails, even if they include suspicious words.
Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting
If you order a shared web hosting
plan from our company and if you make use of our mail services, you will be able to enable spam filters for any of the email accounts that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With just a few clicks, you can pick between 5 separate levels of security. If you start receiving spam, you can start with the lowest level and then gradually boost the level till you stop getting spam. We rely on one of the very best and most famous email filters out there called SpamAssassin. It examines the header field and the body of each and every message that you get and calculates a spam score, based on which it either deletes a specific message or permits it to enter your inbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also allow you to set up custom filters and either get rid of undesired messages or forward them to a third-party email address like firstname.lastname@example.org where you can read them once more at a later time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting services
, you won’t have to worry about spam emails filling up your mailboxes all the time, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we provide with every semi-dedicated server account. Our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any mailbox with a couple of clicks of the mouse and you can choose one of the 5 security levels – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any time if, for example, genuine messages get blocked, or if spam email messages go through and appear in your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered emails to be re-sent to a special mailbox such as email@example.com and not to be deleted. Thus, you can go through them every now and then to make sure that you haven’t missed out on a genuine email.