An email filter is a software app that runs on a POP3/IMAP server and ‘scans’ all inbound emails so as to obstruct any unsolicited ones from entering a certain inbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent banking statements or email attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to damage your PC. Email filters typically examine the content of an email message and in case they come across specific keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain companies mix their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of safety for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam emails recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting
If you order a shared website hosting
package from our company and if you make use of our email services, you’ll be able to enable spam filters for any of the mailboxes that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With only a couple of clicks, you can choose between 5 different security levels. If you start receiving spam, you can begin with the lowest level and then slowly raise the level till you stop getting spam. We make use of one of the best and most popular filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It examines the header field and the body of each and every message that you get and determines a spam score, based on which it either deletes a particular email or allows it to enter your mailbox. The Hepsia Control Panel will also permit you to configure custom filters and either get rid of unsolicited emails or redirect them to a 3rd-party address like firstname.lastname@example.org where you can view them once again afterwards.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
, you won’t have to worry about junk messages stuffing your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with each semi-dedicated account. Our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any email account with several clicks of the mouse and you can pick one of the 5 levels of security – from very low to very high. The level can be altered at any moment if, for example, authentic emails get blocked, or if junk messages go through and appear in your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered email messages to be redirected to a special mailbox such as email@example.com and not to be erased. In this way, you can examine them every now and then to make certain that you have not omitted an authentic email message.