An email filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and keeps track of all incoming email messages to hinder any unsolicited ones from entering a given mailbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fake banking statements or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to damage your personal computer. Email filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email message and in case they detect specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email message or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting companies mix their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam emails recently revealed by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Web Hosting
If you reach the decision to host your domains with us and you pick any of our web hosting, you’ll be able to enable anti-spam protection for any email account that you create. With a few clicks of the mouse in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can configure 5 separate security levels. If you still get junk messages or the spam filters start preventing legitimate emails from entering your inbox, you can switch to some other level just as easily. The efficiency of our anti-spam service is ensured by one of the most famous spam filters – SpamAssassin. If you don’t want to risk omitting a genuine email message that may be mistaken for spam due to its content, you can also create custom spam filters based on the body, the subject or the sender of the message and redirect the emails to a different email account where you can check them at a later point in time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you use one of our semi-dedicated servers, you will not have to worry about junk email messages occupying your mailboxes all the time, as you can take advantage of the famous SpamAssassin email filter that we provide with every semi-dedicated server account. Our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any mailbox with a few mouse clicks and you can pick any of the 5 protection levels – from very low to very high. The level can be altered at any moment if, for example, authentic emails get filtered, or if spam messages go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered email messages to be redirected to a special email account such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. Thus, you can examine them every now and then to make sure that you haven’t omitted a genuine email.