A spam filter is a software application that blocks unwanted emails from reaching a particular mailbox. A huge percentage of the email traffic around the world is composed of spam messages: offers for pills or cash, sham bank notifications, and so on. That is why, it’s very important to activate filters to avoid not only unsolicited bulk email messages, but also any chance of being tricked somehow. Spam filters detect different things, so as to deliver better protection – certain words and phrases or the frequency with which they appear in the text, the sender’s address, or the IP address of the sender’s outgoing email server. Web hosts often make use of the services of third-party spam-tracing organizations that provide up-to-date databases to make spam filtering easier and more efficient without affecting legitimate emails, even if they contain suspicious words.
Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting
Our cloud hosting servers employ one of the very best anti-spam filters available on the market. It’s called SpamAssassin and is available with each cloud web hosting plan, so if you host your domains with us, you can opt for one of the five levels of security that the filter offers for any mailbox that you have here. You can accomplish this with just two mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all shared accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header section and the content of every email, calculates a spam score and then continues based on the level that you’ve selected. Every mailbox can have a different level and you can choose if the email messages that the spam filter marks as spam should be deleted or redirected to some other email account where you can check them at a later point in time, so as to avoid erasing a legitimate email message. Switching to some other level or disabling the spam protection is also pretty easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans, you will not have to worry about spam emails stuffing your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can make use of the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with every semi-dedicated server account. Our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any email account with several mouse clicks and you can choose any of the five security levels – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any time if, for instance, legitimate emails get blocked, or if junk messages go through and appear in your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered email messages to be redirected to a special email account like spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. Thus, you can check them from time to time to make certain that you haven’t omitted a legitimate email message.