A spam filter is a software application that’s installed on a mail server and keeps track of all inbound email messages so as to block any unwelcome ones from reaching a specific inbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fake bank notifications or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention of infecting your personal computer. Email filters typically examine the content of an email and when they detect specific keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the message or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some companies combine their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee better safety for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting
Our cloud hosting servers rely on one of the best spam filters available. It’s called SpamAssassin and is offered with each and every cloud web hosting plan, so in case you host your domains with our company, you can select one of the 5 levels of safety that the spam filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can do this with only two clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all cloud hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header section and the content of each message, calculates a spam score and then continues according to the level that you have opted for. Every email account can have a different setting and you can select if the messages that the spam filter classifies as spam should be erased or re-sent to a separate email account where you can examine them at a later time, so as to prevent erasing an authentic message. Switching to some other level or deactivating the protection is also very easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server plans offer first-rate anti-spam protection guaranteed by the popular SpamAssassin filter, which sorts all inbound emails on the basis of a spam score that depends on parameters and patterns, such as the recurrence of specific keywords and phrases, the subject, the sender, etc. When you activate the filter for any email account through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can select between five different security levels – from very high to very low. If you still receive spam messages, you can increase the level, or if genuine email messages are reported as spam, you can decrease it. Activating or deactivating the anti-spam protection takes as little as 2 mouse clicks and you can choose if the filtered messages should be deleted instantaneously or if they should be delivered to a designated mailbox where you can read them at a later point in time, so as to make sure that the email messages that you need won’t disappear.