What is an e-mail spam filter? How does one function? How can you enable spam filtering?
An email filter is an application that obstructs unwanted email messages from reaching a particular inbox. A substantial percentage of the email communication around the world is composed of spam email messages: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank notifications, etc. That’s why, it is really important to use email filters in order to avoid not only spam emails, but also any chance of being scammed in some way. Filters detect different things, so as to provide higher levels of security – particular words or the frequency with which they occur in the text, the sender’s email address, or the IP address of the sender’s SMTP mail server. Web hosting providers often rely on the services of 3rd-party spam-tracking organizations that provide up-to-the-minute databases in order to make spam filtering easier and more effective without affecting genuine messages, even if they include suspicious words or phrases.
Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting
If you reach the decision to host your domain names with our company and you choose any of our cloud website hosting plans
, you will be able to set up anti-spam protection for any mailbox that you create. With a few clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can set up five separate protection levels. In case you still get spam emails or the spam filters start preventing legitimate emails from reaching your inbox, you can change the level just as easily. The quality of our anti-spam service is guaranteed by one of the most famous filters – SpamAssassin. In case you do not want to risk omitting a legitimate email that may be regarded as spam due to its content, you can also set up custom spam filters based on the sender, the body or the subject of the email message and forward the emails to a separate email address where you can view them at a later point in time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers
, you won’t have to worry about unsolicited bulk email messages filling up your mailboxes all the time, as you can resort to the famous SpamAssassin filter that we provide with every semi-dedicated server account. Our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any mailbox with several mouse clicks and you can select one of the five protection levels – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any time if, for example, legitimate emails get filtered, or if spam messages go through and reach your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered email messages to be redirected to a special mailbox such as firstname.lastname@example.org and not to be erased. Thus, you can examine them from time to time to make sure that you have not missed an authentic email.