An email filter is a software app that is installed on an email server and monitors all inbound email messages to stop any undesirable ones from reaching a certain mailbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank notices or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea of damaging your personal computer. Email filters normally examine the content of an email and if they come across specific keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosts combine their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee better safety for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting
If you order a cloud website hosting package from our company and if you use our email services, you will be able to activate anti-spam protection for any of the email accounts that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With just a couple of clicks of the mouse, you can choose between five different safety levels. In case you start getting spam, you can begin with the lowest level and then gradually raise the level until you stop getting spam. We rely on one of the very best and most famous email filters out there called SpamAssassin. It ‘scans’ the header field and the body of each message that you get and determines a spam score, based on which it either erases a certain email message or allows it to enter your inbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also allow you to create custom email filters and either erase unwanted emails or forward them to a 3rd-party address such as spam@domain.com where you can check them again afterwards.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated servers, you will not need to worry about junk email messages clogging your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can make use of the famous SpamAssassin filter that we provide with each and every semi-dedicated account. Our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any email account with several clicks and you can choose any of the 5 safety levels – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any time if, for instance, legitimate emails get blocked, or if junk email messages go through and appear in your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered emails to be redirected to a special email account such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. In this way, you can check them from time to time to make certain that you haven’t missed out on a legitimate email.