A spam filter is an application that hinders undesirable emails from entering a given mailbox. A considerable percentage of the email traffic around the world involves spam email messages: offers for pills or cash, false banking notifications, etc. This is why, it’s pretty important to use filters to avoid not only unsolicited bulk emails, but also any possibility of being conned somehow. Spam filters detect various things, so as to deliver higher levels of safety – certain words and phrases or the frequency with which they occur in the text, the sender’s email address, or the IP address of the sender’s email server. Web hosting companies frequently use the services of 3rd-party spam-monitoring organizations that provide up-to-date databases to make email filtering better and easier without affecting legitimate email messages, even if they include suspicious words.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
Our shared hosting servers employ one of the best spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is available with each shared web hosting package, so in case you host your domains with our company, you can choose one of the five levels of protection that the spam filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with only two mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all shared hosting accounts. SpamAssassin examines the header and the body of each email, gives it a spam score and then continues according to the level that you have selected. Every mailbox can have a different setting and you can select if the messages that the spam filter reports as spam should be erased or forwarded to some other email address where you can review them at a later point in time, so as to avoid deleting a legitimate message. Switching to some other level or deactivating the protection is also astonishingly easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, you won’t have to worry about junk emails clogging your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can make use of the famous SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide with each and every account. Our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any email account with several clicks and you can pick any of the 5 levels of safety – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any moment if, for instance, legitimate email messages get filtered, or if junk email messages go through and reach your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered emails to be redirected to a special email account such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. Thus, you can check them from time to time to make sure that you have not omitted a genuine message.