What is an e-mail spam filter? How does it operate? How to enable spam filtering?
Most emails sent around the world nowadays are spam, in other words – undesirable messages with different offers or with links to malware. Not only are such email messages aggravating, but they also pose a risk to your computer, not to mention that you may be ripped off. That’s why, many email providers rely on spam filters, which are applications that keep track of all incoming emails and filter out the undesired ones based on their content – what words or phrases an email message includes and how many times they are cited, what website a specific hyperlink leads to, what server the email message is sent from, and so on. Some companies also make use of the databases of spam-detecting organizations devoted to providing the most up-to-date info about unwelcome email messages, to ensure that their customers won’t receive any email message in their inbox that shouldn’t be there.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
Our shared hosting
servers use one of the best anti-spam filters available on the market. It’s called SpamAssassin and is available with each cloud hosting package, so in case you host your domains with our company, you can select one of the 5 levels of security that the spam filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with only 2 clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header field and the content of every email message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds on the basis of the level that you’ve opted for. Every email account can have a different setting and you can choose if the messages that the anti-spam filter reports as spam should be deleted or forwarded to a separate email account where you can check them at a later point in time, so as to prevent erasing a genuine email. Switching to another level or deactivating the spam protection is also rather easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you use a semi-dedicated server
package from our company and if you set up one or more email addresses with any of the domains hosted in the account, you’ll be able to enable the powerful, 5-level SpamAssassin email filter that we provide and keep all unwanted emails out of your mailbox. This option is accessible through the Hepsia Control Panel’s Email Manager section and it can be enabled or disabled for any email account whenever you wish. You can also adjust the protection level with a few mouse clicks in case junk emails continue to appear in your mailbox or the spam filter begins erasing genuine emails. As you can choose if the spam should be deleted right away or redirected to a separate mailbox, you can create email@example.com, for instance, and view all filtered emails there, so as to make certain that you won’t omit an email message that you require. The email messages that the filter permits to go through will still appear in your mailbox.