A spam filter is an application that impedes undesired email messages from reaching a given inbox. A significant percentage of the email traffic around the globe is composed of spam messages: offers for pills or money, forged banking notifications, and so on. That’s why, it’s quite important to use email filters to avoid not only spam messages, but also any possibility of being ripped off somehow. Spam filters detect different things, so as to provide better security – specific words or the frequency with which they surface in the text, the sender’s email address, or the IP address of the sender’s SMTP server. Web hosting providers often use the services of third-party spam-tracking organizations that offer up-to-the-minute databases in order to render spam filtering simpler and more effective without affecting legitimate emails, even if they include suspicious words or phrases.
Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting
Our shared web hosting
servers use one of the very best anti-spam filters available on the market. It’s called SpamAssassin and is offered with each and every cloud web hosting plan, so if you host your domains with us, you can select one of the 5 protection levels that the spam filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with just 2 clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that’s used to manage all hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header field and the content of each message, gives it a spam score and then continues based on the level that you’ve picked. Each email account can have a different level and you can select whether the emails that the anti-spam filter classifies as spam should be erased or forwarded to a separate email address where you can check them at a later time, so as to avoid deleting a legitimate email. Switching to some other level or deactivating the protection is also extremely easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
, you will not 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 each and every semi-dedicated server account. Our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any email account with several clicks of the mouse and you can select one of the 5 levels of safety – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any time if, for example, genuine emails get blocked, or if junk messages go through and reach your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered messages to be re-sent to a special mailbox like firstname.lastname@example.org and not to be deleted. In this way, you can go through them from time to time to make certain that you haven’t omitted a genuine email.