An email filter is a piece of software that runs on an email server and ‘scans’ all inbound emails in order to prevent any unsolicited ones from reaching a particular mailbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fake banking notifications or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to damage your PC. Spam filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email and when they spot certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting companies mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of security for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam messages recently reported by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
If you get a shared hosting plan from us and if you make use of our mail services, you will be able to set up spam filters for any of the email accounts that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With just several clicks of the mouse, you can choose between five different levels of safety. If you start receiving spam, you can begin with the lowest one and then gradually increase the level until you stop getting spam. We make use of one of the very best and most popular filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It analyzes the header field and the body of every email that you get and calculates a spam score, based on which it either deletes a particular email or permits it to reach your mailbox. The Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to activate custom email filters and either delete unwelcome messages or send them to a third-party email address like spam@domain.com where you can check them again later.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company and if you set up one or more email accounts with any of the domains hosted in your account, you’ll be able to activate the powerful, five-level SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we offer and keep all unwanted messages away from your mailbox. This option is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it can be enabled or disabled for any email account at any moment. You can also fine-tune the security level with several mouse clicks if spam emails continue to enter your inbox or the spam filter starts erasing genuine email messages. Since you can choose whether the spam should be deleted straight away or delivered to another email account, you can create spam@domain.com, for instance, and check all filtered emails there, so as to make certain that you won’t omit a message that you require. The messages that the email filter allows to go through will still be received in your inbox.