Learn more about spam filters - just what they are, how they work and the ways to create one.
An email filter is an application that blocks undesirable email messages from reaching a given inbox. A significant percentage of the email traffic around the world is composed of spam messages: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank notifications, etc. For this reason, it’s rather important to set up email filters in order to avoid not only unsolicited bulk emails, but also any possibility of being tricked somehow. Email filters detect various things, so as to guarantee better safety – specific 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 SMTP mail server. Hosting providers often rely on the services of third-party spam-monitoring organizations that offer up-to-the-minute databases to make spam filtering easier and more efficient without affecting genuine messages, even if they include suspicious words.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
The protection of any email account that you create under a shared hosting
account with our company is ensured by the powerful SpamAssassin email filter that we use. You can activate it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it comes with five levels of security based on the spam score given to each and every email in accordance with various parameters, such as the frequency of particular words, the sender, and so on. If you keep receiving spam messages, you can always increase the level or if you’re scared that you may skip a genuine email, you can mix the automatic filter with a custom one and forward all email messages from a specific sender to some other email address. In case you decide that you no longer require an email filter for a given mailbox, you can disable it with only a few mouse clicks.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server
accounts provide top-of-the-line anti-spam protection guaranteed by the famous SpamAssassin spam filter, which classifies all inbound emails based on a spam score that depends on patterns and parameters, such as the recurrence of particular keywords, the sender, the subject, and so on. When you activate the filter for any email account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Email Manager section, you can pick between 5 different protection levels – from very high to very low. If you keep getting spam, you can increase the level, or if legitimate emails are classified as spam, you can decrease it. Enabling or disabling the anti-spam protection requires as little as two clicks and you can choose if the filtered emails should be erased immediately or if they should be redirected to a chosen mailbox where you can view them at a later time, so as to ensure that the messages that you need won’t get lost.