Find out about spam filters - what exactly they are, how they work and how to set up one.
An email filter is a software application that prevents unwanted messages from reaching a given inbox. A significant percentage of the email communication around the world consists of spam messages: offers for pills or cash, sham bank notifications, and so on. Because of this, it’s rather important to use email filters in order to avoid not only unsolicited bulk email messages, but also any possibility of being ripped off somehow. Filters detect various things, so as to ensure higher levels of safety – specific words and phrases or the frequency with which they occur in the text, the sender’s address, or the IP of the sender’s SMTP server. Web hosts often use the services of third-party spam-monitoring organizations that offer up-to-date databases in order to render spam filtering easier and more effective without affecting legitimate emails, even if they comprise suspicious words or phrases.
Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting
If you order a shared website hosting
package from us and if you use our mail services, you will be able to set up spam filtering for any of the email accounts that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With just a couple of clicks of the mouse, you can choose between 5 separate levels of safety. In case you start receiving spam, you can start with the lowest level and then slowly increase the level until you stop getting spam. We rely on one of the best and most famous filters out there called SpamAssassin. It checks the header section and the body of each and every email message that you receive and calculates a spam score, based on which it either deletes a certain email message or allows it to enter your inbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also allow you to set up custom spam filters and either get rid of unasked-for email messages or send them to a third-party email address such as email@example.com where you can check them once again at a later time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you reach the decision to use the email service that is offered with our semi-dedicated hosting
, you can keep all unwelcome messages away from your mailbox by enabling the 5-level anti-spam protection service that we provide with every semi-dedicated package. This can be achieved through the feature-ridden Email Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and we employ the powerful SpamAssassin email filter to make certain that we offer the best possible security for our customers. You can have a different level of protection for each mailbox and you can select if the filtered email messages should be deleted or re-sent to some other email account where you can examine them later in order to make certain that you won’t lose legitimate emails. Changing the level of protection or deactivating the protection is also easy and requires several mouse clicks.