What exactly is an e-mail spam filter? How does one work? How to activate spam filtering?
A spam filter is a software app that prevents unwanted messages from entering a particular inbox. A considerable percentage of the email communication around the globe involves spam email messages: offers for pills or cash, sham bank notifications, and so on. Because of this, it is very important to enable filters in order to avoid not only unsolicited bulk email messages, but also any possibility of being scammed somehow. Email filters detect different things, so as to ensure better safety – certain words and phrases or the frequency with which they surface in the text, the sender’s email address, or the IP of the sender’s outbound SMTP server. Hosting providers frequently resort to the services of third-party spam-tracking organizations that offer up-to-date databases to render spam filtering better and easier without affecting legitimate messages, even if they contain suspicious words.
Spam Filters in Hosting
The security of any email account that you set up in a hosting
account with our company is guaranteed by the advanced SpamAssassin filter that we use. You can enable it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it comes with 5 levels of security based on the spam score given to each email message in accordance with various parameters, such as the recurrence of particular words, the sender, etc. If you keep receiving unsolicited bulk messages, you can always increase the level or if you’re afraid that you may omit an authentic email message, you can mix the automated filter with a custom one and forward all emails from a certain sender to a separate email address. If you reach the decision that you no longer require anti-spam protection for a given mailbox, you can disable it with just a couple of clicks.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated packages
, you won’t have to worry about unsolicited bulk messages occupying your mailboxes every now and then, as you can take advantage of the popular SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we provide with each and every semi-dedicated account. Our custom Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any mailbox with a couple of clicks and you can select any of the five levels of protection – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any time if, for instance, legitimate email messages get blocked, or if spam messages go through and reach your Inbox folder. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered messages to be re-sent to a special mailbox such as firstname.lastname@example.org and not to be erased. Thus, you can go through them from time to time to make certain that you haven’t missed out on an authentic message.