What precisely is an e-mail spam filter? How does one work? How to activate spam filtering?
A spam filter is a software application that’s installed on a mail server and keeps track of all inbound email messages to hinder any unrequested ones from entering a certain inbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent banking notifications or attachments that contain malware sent with the idea of infecting your PC. Spam filters typically examine the content of an email message and when they detect certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email message or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting providers combine their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of protection for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting
The protection of any mailbox that you set up under a shared web hosting
account with our company is ensured by the powerful SpamAssassin spam filter that we employ. You can activate it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it offers five levels of security based on the spam score it gives to each email message in accordance with various parameters, such as the frequency of specific words, the sender, and so on. If you keep getting unsolicited bulk emails, you can always raise the level or if you are afraid that you may miss an authentic email message, you can combine the automated email filter with a custom one and redirect all messages from a certain sender to another mailbox. In case you reach the decision that you no longer need anti-spam protection for a particular email account, you can deactivate it with only several clicks of the mouse.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you decide to use the mail service that is offered with our semi-dedicated hosting plans
, you can keep all unwanted emails away from your inbox by enabling the 5-level spam protection that we provide with each semi-dedicated package. This can be done via the fully featured Email Manager section of the Control Panel and we rely on the advanced SpamAssassin spam filter to ensure that we offer the best possible protection for our customers. You can have a different level of protection for each email account and you can choose whether the filtered email messages should be deleted or redirected to some other email account where you can view them at a later point in time in order to make sure that you will not skip legitimate email messages. Switching to another level of protection or disabling the anti-spam protection is also easy and requires several mouse clicks.