Get familiar with e-mail spam filters, what they do and how you can enable them.
A spam filter is a piece of software that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP server and keeps track of all incoming messages so as to impede any undesired ones from entering a certain inbox. A few instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, false banking notices or email attachments that contain malware sent with the idea of damaging your computer. Email filters normally check the content of an email message and in case they detect certain keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting companies combine their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure better security for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam email messages recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Web Hosting
If you get a web hosting
plan from our company and if you take advantage of our mail services, you’ll be able to set up anti-spam protection for any of the mailboxes that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With no more than a few clicks, you can pick between five separate safety levels. If you start getting spam, you can begin with the lowest one and then gradually raise the level until you stop receiving spam. We rely on one of the very best and most famous filters out there called SpamAssassin. It examines the header section and the body of each message that you get and calculates a spam score, based on which it either deletes a specific email message or permits it to reach your inbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also allow you to create custom spam filters and either erase unwanted email messages or redirect them to a third-party email address such as firstname.lastname@example.org where you can view them once more at a later time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use a semi-dedicated server
package from our company and if you set up one or more email addresses with any of the domains hosted in your account, you’ll be able to activate the powerful, 5-level SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide and keep all undesirable messages out of your mailbox. This functionality is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it can be enabled or disabled for any mailbox whenever you like. You can also fine-tune the safety level with several clicks of the mouse in case unsolicited bulk messages still enter your inbox or the spam filter starts deleting authentic emails. Since you can select whether the spam should be erased instantly or delivered to another email address, you can set up email@example.com, for example, and view all filtered emails there, so as to make sure that you won’t omit an email message that you require. The emails that the email filter permits to go through will still appear in your mailbox.