Find out more on spam filters - just what they are, how they work and how to set up one.
A spam filter is a software application that stops unwanted email messages from entering a particular mailbox. A considerable percentage of the email traffic around the globe is composed of spam email messages: offers for pills or cash, sham bank notifications, etc. That’s why, it is extremely important to activate filters to avoid not only spam emails, but also any chance of being scammed in some way. Email filters detect various things, so as to ensure better safety – specific words or the frequency with which they appear in the text, the sender’s email address, or the IP address of the sender’s outbound email server. Hosting companies frequently make use of the services of third-party spam-detecting organizations that offer up-to-the-minute databases to make spam filtering easier and more effective without affecting genuine email messages, even if they include suspicious words.
Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting
The security of any mailbox that you set up under a cloud hosting
account with us is ensured by the advanced SpamAssassin filter that we employ. You can enable it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it offers five protection levels based on the spam score given to every message depending on various criteria, such as the frequency of particular words and phrases, the sender, and so on. If you keep getting junk emails, you can always raise the level or if you’re scared that you may miss an authentic message, you can mix the automated filter with a custom one and redirect all messages from a particular sender to a different email account. If you decide that you no longer need a spam filter for a certain email account, you can disable it with only a couple of clicks.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you use one of our semi-dedicated services
, you will not need to worry about unsolicited bulk email messages stuffing your mailboxes all the time, as you can resort to the famous SpamAssassin email filter that we offer with each and every semi-dedicated hosting account. Our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any mailbox with a few mouse clicks and you can select any of the five security levels – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any moment if, for instance, legitimate messages get filtered, or if spam email messages go through and reach your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered emails to be redirected to a special mailbox like firstname.lastname@example.org and not to be erased. In this way, you can check them from time to time to make certain that you have not omitted a genuine email message.