An email filter is a software application that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and ‘scans’ all inbound messages to prevent any undesired ones from reaching a certain mailbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, false banking statements or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to infect your personal computer. Email filters usually examine the content of an email message and in case they detect specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email message or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting providers mix their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee better safety for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam email messages recently revealed by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Hosting
If you order a hosting
package from our company and if you use our email services, you’ll be able to enable anti-spam protection for any of the mailboxes that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a couple of mouse clicks, you can pick between 5 separate security levels. In case you start getting spam, you can start with the lowest level and then gradually raise the level until you stop receiving spam. We use one of the best and most famous filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It analyzes the header and the body of each and every message that you receive and calculates a spam score, based on which it either erases a particular message or allows it to reach your mailbox. The Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to set up custom email filters and either eliminate undesirable messages or re-send them to a third-party address such as firstname.lastname@example.org where you can examine them once more at a later point in time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting service
, you will not have to worry about junk messages occupying your mailboxes all the time, as you can make use of the famous SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we offer with each semi-dedicated account. Our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any email account with several mouse clicks and you can choose any of the 5 security levels – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any moment if, for example, legitimate messages get blocked, or if unsolicited bulk email messages go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered messages to be forwarded to a special email account like email@example.com and not to be deleted. Thus, you can check them from time to time to make certain that you haven’t missed out on an authentic message.