Get familiar with e-mail spam filters, how they work and how you can activate them.
A spam filter is a piece of software that runs on an email server and keeps track of all incoming email messages to stop any unasked-for ones from reaching a given mailbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank notices or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea to damage your personal computer. Spam filters typically examine the content of an email message and in case they come across some keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email message or redirect it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting companies combine their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of security for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other information about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Web Hosting
If you get a cloud web hosting
package from us and if you take advantage of our mail services, you’ll be able to activate spam filtering for any of the email accounts that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With only a few mouse clicks, you can pick between five different levels of safety. In case you start getting spam, you can start with the lowest level and then slowly increase the level until you stop getting spam. We use one of the best and most famous filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It checks the header section and the body of each and every email that you receive and determines a spam score, based on which it either deletes a specific email message or permits it to enter your mailbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also permit you to create custom email filters and either erase undesired emails or redirect them to a 3rd-party address such as firstname.lastname@example.org where you can view them once again at a later point in time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you order a semi-dedicated server
package from our company and if you set up one or more mailboxes with any of the domains hosted in the account, you’ll be able to enable the advanced, 5-level SpamAssassin filter that we provide and keep all undesirable emails away from your inbox. This functionality is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it can be activated or deactivated for any mailbox whenever you wish. You can also adjust the level of protection with a few clicks in case unsolicited bulk email messages continue to appear in your mailbox or the spam filter starts deleting legitimate emails. As you can select whether the spam should be erased immediately or delivered to a separate email account, you can create email@example.com, for instance, and check all filtered email messages there, so as to ensure that you will not omit a message that you need. The email messages that the anti-spam filter allows to go through will still be delivered to your inbox.