Read more about spam filters - what they are, the way they work and the ways to create one.
An email filter is a software app that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and keeps track of all incoming messages in order to prevent any unrequested ones from reaching a particular mailbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fake banking notifications or attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to infect your PC. Spam filters usually check the content of an email and in case they come across given keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the message or deliver it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some companies combine their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of security for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam emails recently revealed by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting
The safety of any email account that you set up in a cloud hosting
account with our company is guaranteed by the advanced SpamAssassin spam filter that we employ. You can enable it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it comes with 5 levels of safety based on the spam score it gives to every message in accordance with various parameters, such as the frequency of specific words, the sender, and so on. If you keep getting spam messages, you can always raise the level or if you’re afraid that you may miss an authentic message, you can mix the automatic email filter with a custom one and redirect all emails from a particular sender to some other mailbox. If you reach the decision that you no longer want anti-spam protection for a certain mailbox, you can disable it with only a few clicks of the mouse.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers
, you won’t need to worry about unsolicited bulk emails stuffing your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can take advantage of the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with each semi-dedicated hosting account. Our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any mailbox with a couple of mouse clicks and you can pick one of the five security levels – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any moment if, for instance, legitimate email messages get blocked, or if junk messages go through and reach your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered email messages to be forwarded to a special email account such as firstname.lastname@example.org and not to be erased. Thus, you can check them from time to time to make certain that you haven’t missed a genuine message.