Read more about spam filters - exactly what they are, the way they work and the way to set up one.
Most of the email messages sent around the world these days are spam, in other words – unwelcome messages with different offers or with hyperlinks to malicious software. Not only are such emails aggravating, but they also present a risk to your own computer, not to mention that you may be scammed. For this reason, a lot of mail service providers rely on spam filters, which are software apps that monitor all incoming emails and filter the undesirable ones on the basis of their content – what words or phrases an email includes and how often they are mentioned, what website a certain link redirects to, what outbound SMTP server the email message comes from, and so on. Certain web hosting providers also rely on the databases of spam-tracing organizations devoted to the provision of the most up-to-date info about unwanted emails, to ensure that their customers will not get any message in their mailbox that’s not supposed to be there.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
Our shared hosting
servers employ one of the very best anti-spam filters available on the market. It is called SpamAssassin and is included with each and every shared hosting plan, so if you host your domains with us, you can select one of the five levels of security that the anti-spam filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can do this with just 2 clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all cloud hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header section and the content of each and every email message, calculates a spam score and then continues according to the level that you’ve picked. Each mailbox can have a different setting and you can choose whether the messages that the spam filter classifies as spam should be deleted or re-sent to a separate email account where you can review them at a later point in time, so as to prevent erasing an authentic email. Switching to a different level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also astonishingly easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
, you will not need to worry about junk messages occupying your mailboxes every now and then, as you can make use of the famous SpamAssassin filter that we provide with each and every semi-dedicated hosting account. Our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any mailbox with several clicks and you can pick one of the 5 safety levels – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any moment if, for example, legitimate emails get filtered, or if junk email messages go through and reach your Inbox folder. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered emails to be redirected to a special email account like firstname.lastname@example.org and not to be erased. In this way, you can go through them from time to time to make certain that you haven’t omitted a genuine email message.