An email filter is a piece of software that runs on a POP3/IMAP server and ‘scans’ all inbound emails so as to stop any undesirable ones from entering a certain mailbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank statements or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea of damaging your computer. Email filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email and in case they detect some keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the message or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting companies mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee better safety for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently reported by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Web Hosting
If you decide to host your domain names with us and you select any of our Linux web hosting services
, you will be able to enable spam filters for any mailbox that you create. With several clicks of the mouse in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can set up five different security levels. If you still get junk email messages or the spam filters start preventing genuine emails from reaching your mailbox, you can switch to a different level just as easily. The quality of our spam detection solution is ensured by one of the most famous email filters – SpamAssassin. In case you do not want to risk missing a genuine email message that may be considered spam due to its content, you can also set up custom spam filters based on the body, the sender or the subject of the email message and forward the emails to a different mailbox where you can view them at a later point in time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
, you won’t have to worry about unsolicited bulk messages filling up your mailboxes every now and then, as you can make use of the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide with every account. Our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any mailbox with a few clicks of the mouse and you can select any of the 5 levels of security – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any time if, for instance, genuine messages get blocked, or if unsolicited bulk email messages go through and reach your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered email messages to be forwarded to a special email account such as firstname.lastname@example.org and not to be deleted. In this way, you can examine them from time to time to make certain that you have not omitted an authentic message.