What is an e-mail spam filter? How does it work? How could you activate spam filtering?
An email filter is a software application that’s installed on a mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming emails so as to stop any unrequested ones from entering a particular mailbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, false bank statements or attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to damage your personal computer. Spam filters typically check the content of an email and when they spot certain keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the message or redirect it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting providers combine their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of protection for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam email messages recently reported by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you decide to host your domains with our company and you choose any of our cloud website hosting
, you’ll be able to activate anti-spam protection for any email address that you set up. With several clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can switch between five different safety levels. In case you continue to receive unsolicited bulk messages or the filters start preventing legitimate email messages from reaching your inbox, you can switch to another level just as easily. The quality of our spam filtering solution is ensured by one of the most famous spam filters – SpamAssassin. In case you don’t want to risk skipping an authentic message that may be flagged as spam owing to its content, you can also create custom email filters based on the sender, the subject or the body of the email message and re-send the emails to another email address where you can examine them at a later point in time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you decide to use the email service that is offered with our semi-dedicated services
, you can keep all unwanted emails away from your inbox by activating the 5-level spam protection service that we offer with each semi-dedicated server package. This can be done through the feature-rich Email Manager section of the Control Panel and we rely on the powerful SpamAssassin filter to make certain that we provide the very best possible protection for our clients. You can have a different anti-spam level for each email account and you can select whether the filtered messages should be deleted or re-sent to another mailbox where you can review them at a later point in time in order to make sure that you will not miss genuine emails. Changing the level of protection or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also easy and requires a couple of mouse clicks.