A spam filter is a software application that stops undesirable emails from reaching a given mailbox. A huge percentage of the email correspondence around the world is composed of spam emails: offers for pills or money, false banking notifications, and so on. Because of this, it’s extremely important to use email filters to avoid not only spam messages, but also any chance of being scammed somehow. Email filters detect various things, so as to ensure higher levels of security – certain words and phrases or the frequency with which they surface in the text, the sender’s address, or the IP address of the sender’s outbound SMTP email server. Web hosting companies frequently use the services of 3rd-party spam-tracing organizations that provide up-to-date databases in order to make email filtering better and easier without affecting genuine emails, even if they contain suspicious words or phrases.
Spam Filters in Hosting
If you decide to host your domains with our company and you select any of our hosting, you will be able to activate anti-spam protection for any mailbox that you set up. With a couple of clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can set up five different security levels. If you still get unsolicited bulk email messages or the filters start preventing authentic email messages from reaching your inbox, you can change the level just as easily. The quality of our spam filtering service is ensured by one of the most widely used spam filters – SpamAssassin. If you don’t want to risk skipping a genuine email that may be mistaken for spam due to its content, you can also set up custom filters based on the sender, the body or the subject of the email message and redirect the emails to some other email account where you can review them at a later time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated servers, you will not need to worry about spam email messages cramming your mailboxes all the time, as you can take advantage of the famous SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with each and every semi-dedicated hosting account. Our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any email account with a couple of clicks and you can select one of the five levels of protection – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any time if, for instance, legitimate email messages get filtered, or if junk email messages go through and appear in your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered email messages to be delivered to a special mailbox such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. In this way, you can go through them every now and then to make sure that you have not omitted a legitimate email message.