An email filter is a software app that is installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and keeps track of all incoming messages so as to hinder any unsolicited ones from reaching a given inbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, false banking statements or email attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to infect your PC. Email filters usually examine the content of an email and if they come across certain 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. Certain hosting providers combine their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam messages recently reported by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
If you reach the decision to host your domains with us and you select any of our Linux shared packages, you will be able to activate anti-spam protection for any email address that you set up. With a couple of mouse clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can configure five separate levels of safety. In case you still get junk email messages or the spam filters start preventing genuine messages from reaching your inbox, you can change the level just as easily. The quality of our spam detection service is guaranteed by one of the most widely used spam filters – SpamAssassin. If you don’t want to risk missing a genuine email message that may be flagged as spam due to its content, you can also set up custom spam filters based on the sender, the subject or the body of the email message and re-send the emails to another mailbox where you can check them at a later point in time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you create one or more mailboxes with any of the domain names hosted under your account, you will be able to enable the advanced, five-level SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we offer and keep all undesired emails out of your inbox. This functionality is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it can be activated or deactivated for any mailbox at any moment. You can also tweak the security level with a few clicks if unsolicited bulk email messages continue to reach your inbox or the email filter starts removing genuine emails. As you can select whether the spam should be erased immediately or forwarded to another email account, you can set up, for instance, and check all filtered emails there, so as to make sure that you will not miss an email message that you require. The emails that the anti-spam filter permits to proceed will still be delivered to your mailbox.