An email filter is a software application that is installed on an email server and keeps track of all inbound messages so as to block any unwanted ones from reaching a specific mailbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent banking notifications or email attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to damage your PC. Email filters typically examine the content of an email and if they detect certain keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email message or redirect it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting companies combine their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee better safety for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam emails recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Web Hosting
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servers use one of the very best anti-spam filters available on the market. It is called SpamAssassin and is offered with each and every cloud web hosting plan, so in case you host your domain names with our company, you can select one of the 5 security levels that the anti-spam filter offers for any mailbox that you have here. You can accomplish this with only 2 mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all shared hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header section and the content of each and every email, gives it a spam score and then proceeds according to the level that you’ve selected. Each email account can have a different setting and you can select whether the email messages that the anti-spam filter considers as spam should be erased or re-sent to another email address where you can check them at a later time, so as to prevent deleting a legitimate message. Changing the level or disabling the spam protection is also amazingly easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
, you will not have to worry about unsolicited bulk email messages stuffing your mailboxes all the time, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin filter that we offer with each and every account. Our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any mailbox with a few clicks of the mouse and you can select any of the 5 security levels – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any moment if, for instance, legitimate messages get filtered, or if junk emails go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered emails to be re-sent to a special email account like firstname.lastname@example.org and not to be deleted. In this way, you can examine them from time to time to make sure that you have not missed out on a genuine email message.