What exactly is an e-mail spam filter? How does it work? How to enable spam filtering?
Most emails sent around the globe these days are spam, i.e. unsolicited messages with different offers or with links to malware. Not only are such email messages aggravating, but they also present a risk to your own computer, not to mention that you may be swindled. For this reason, many email service providers rely on email filters, which are apps that monitor all incoming messages and filter out the unwanted ones on the basis of their content – what words or phrases an email message contains and how often they are mentioned, what site a given hyperlink points to, what mail server the message comes from, etc. Some web hosting companies also use the databases of spam-monitoring organizations devoted to the provision of the most up-to-date info about undesired emails, to ensure that their clients will not receive any email message in their inbox that is not supposed to be there.
Spam Filters in Hosting
If you get a hosting
plan from our company and if you use our mail services, you will be able to set up anti-spam protection for any of the email accounts that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only several clicks of the mouse, you can pick between five separate protection levels. If you start receiving spam, you can begin with the lowest level and then slowly boost the level until you stop receiving spam. We use one of the best and most famous email filters available called SpamAssassin. It checks the header and the body of each and every email message that you receive and calculates a spam score, based on which it either deletes a particular message or allows it to reach your mailbox. The Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to create custom email filters and either get rid of unwelcome messages or send them to a 3rd-party address like email@example.com where you can check them again later.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server
packages provide top-class spam protection ensured by the popular SpamAssassin anti-spam filter, which rates all inbound emails based on a spam score that depends on parameters and patterns, such as the frequency of specific keywords, the subject, the sender, and so on. When you activate the filter for any account via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can select between 5 different safety levels – from very low to very high. If you continue to get junk email messages, you can raise the level, or if authentic email messages are classified as spam, you can lower it. Activating or deactivating the spam protection requires as little as two clicks and you can select if the filtered messages should be erased immediately or if they should be re-sent to a chosen email address where you can read them at a later time, so as to ensure that valuable messages won’t get lost.