Find out more on spam filters - what they are, how they work and the way to create one.
A spam filter is a software app that runs on an email server and keeps track of all incoming emails in order to hinder any unrequested ones from reaching a particular mailbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fake banking notifications or email attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to damage your personal computer. Email filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email message and if they come across some keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email message or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts combine their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure better protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other information about spam email messages recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you reach the decision to host your domain names with us and you choose any of our Linux cloud web hosting packages
, you will be able to enable anti-spam protection for any email account that you set up. With a couple of clicks of the mouse in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can configure five separate protection levels. If you still receive spam messages or the filters start preventing genuine emails from entering your mailbox, you can switch to another level just as easily. The efficiency of our spam protection solution is guaranteed by one of the most popular email filters – SpamAssassin. If you do not want to risk skipping an authentic email message that may be mistaken for spam because of its content, you can also configure custom filters based on the sender, the subject or the body of the email message and forward the emails to another mailbox where you can read them at a later point in time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
, you will not need to worry about junk email messages stuffing your mailboxes every now and then, as you can take advantage of the famous SpamAssassin filter that we offer with every semi-dedicated account. Our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any mailbox with a couple of clicks of the mouse and you can pick any of the five protection levels – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any moment if, for instance, genuine messages get filtered, or if unsolicited bulk emails go through and reach your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered messages to be forwarded to a special mailbox like email@example.com and not to be deleted. In this way, you can examine them every now and then to ensure that you haven’t missed an authentic email.