Learn more about spam filters - what exactly they are, how they work and ways to create one.
A spam filter is a software app that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and ‘scans’ all incoming messages so as to hinder any unsolicited ones from reaching a certain inbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank notifications or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to damage your PC. Email filters usually check the content of an email and if they detect some keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email message or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosts combine their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee better protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other information about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
In case you decide to host your domains with our company and you choose any of our Linux shared hosting
, you’ll be able to enable anti-spam protection for any email address that you set up. With a couple of clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can configure five separate protection levels. In case you continue to receive spam messages or the email filters start preventing legitimate messages from reaching your inbox, you can change the level just as easily. The efficiency of our spam detection service is ensured by one of the most popular spam filters – SpamAssassin. In case you do not want to risk missing a legitimate email message that may be mistaken for spam due to its content, you can also create custom email filters based on the body, the sender or the subject of the message and forward the emails to some other email account where you can read them at a later point in time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server
packages deliver excellent spam protection ensured by the popular SpamAssassin anti-spam filter, which sorts all incoming email messages on the basis of a spam score in accordance with patterns and parameters, such as the frequency of particular keywords and phrases, the sender, the subject, and so on. When you enable the filter for any mailbox via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Email Manager section, you can pick between five different levels of safety – from very low to very high. If you continue to receive junk emails, you can raise the level, or if genuine emails are blocked as spam, you can lower it. Enabling or disabling the spam protection requires as little as 2 clicks and you can select if the filtered emails should be deleted right away or if they should be re-sent to a designated email address where you can check them later, so as to ensure that the emails that you need won’t get lost.