What exactly is an e-mail spam filter? How does it work? How to enable spam filtering?
A spam filter is a software application that hinders undesired messages from reaching a given inbox. An enormous percentage of the email correspondence around the world consists of spam emails: offers for pills or cash, forged banking notifications, and so on. This is why, it is really important to activate filters in order to avoid not only unsolicited bulk emails, but also any possibility of being scammed in some way. Spam filters detect various things, so as to ensure better protection – particular words or the frequency with which they occur in the text, the sender’s email address, or the IP of the sender’s outbound SMTP mail server. Web hosts often rely on the services of third-party spam-tracking organizations that provide up-to-the-minute databases to render email filtering better and easier without affecting genuine messages, even if they comprise suspicious words or phrases.
Spam Filters in Hosting
If you decide to host your domains with our company and you select any of our hosting
, you’ll be able to enable spam filtering for any email address that you create. With a couple of clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can configure 5 different levels of safety. If you still receive spam email messages or the spam filters start preventing legitimate email messages from reaching your mailbox, you can switch to a different level just as easily. The efficiency of our anti-spam service is guaranteed by one of the most widely used spam filters – SpamAssassin. If you don’t want to risk omitting a legitimate message that may be flagged as spam owing to its content, you can also configure custom email filters based on the sender, the body or the subject of the message and re-send the emails to some other email account where you can read them later.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated servers
, you won’t have to worry about spam emails clogging your mailboxes all the time, as you can take advantage of the popular SpamAssassin filter that we provide with each and every semi-dedicated server account. Our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any email account with several mouse clicks and you can select one of the 5 levels of protection – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any moment if, for example, legitimate emails get blocked, or if junk messages go through and appear in your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered emails to be re-sent to a special email account such as firstname.lastname@example.org and not to be deleted. In this way, you can examine them every now and then to make sure that you have not omitted a genuine message.