Learn more about spam filters - what they are, how they work and ways to create one.
A spam filter is a software application that hinders unwanted messages from entering a given inbox. An immense percentage of the email traffic around the globe is composed of spam messages: offers for pills or money, false bank notifications, etc. Because of this, it is extremely important to enable filters in order to avoid not only spam messages, but also any possibility of being conned somehow. Filters detect various things, so as to provide better security – specific words and phrases or the frequency with which they appear in the text, the sender’s email address, or the IP address of the sender’s outgoing mail server. Web hosting providers frequently rely on the services of 3rd-party spam-detecting organizations that provide up-to-date databases in order to make email filtering simpler and more efficient without affecting genuine email messages, even if they contain suspicious words.
Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting
The safety of any mailbox that you create under a shared web hosting
account with our company is ensured by the advanced SpamAssassin email filter that we employ. You can activate it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it offers five protection levels based on the spam score given to each message depending on various parameters, such as the frequency of certain words, the sender, and so on. If you keep getting unsolicited bulk emails, you can always increase the level or if you’re scared that you may miss an authentic email, you can mix the automated filter with a custom one and forward all email messages from a certain sender to a different email address. In case you decide that you no longer need anti-spam protection for a particular email account, you can deactivate it with only a few clicks.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers
, you will not need to worry about spam messages clogging your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin email filter that we provide with every semi-dedicated server account. Our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any mailbox with a couple of clicks and you can choose any of the 5 levels of security – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any time if, for example, authentic email messages get blocked, or if junk messages go through and reach your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered messages to be forwarded to a special mailbox like firstname.lastname@example.org and not to be erased. Thus, you can check them every now and then to make certain that you haven’t omitted an authentic email.