Find out more about spam filters - what exactly they are, how they work and how to create one.
Most of the emails sent around the world nowadays are spam, in other words – unsolicited messages with various offers or with links to malicious software. Not only are such email messages irritating, but they also pose a risk to your personal computer, not to mention that you may be duped. Because of this, plenty of mail service providers rely on email filters, which are apps that monitor all inbound messages and filter the unwanted ones on the basis of their content – what words or phrases an email contains and how often they are mentioned, what web site a particular link opens, what outgoing SMTP server the email message comes from, etc. Certain hosting companies also make use of the databases of spam-monitoring organizations devoted to providing the most up-to-the-minute info about unwanted messages, to ensure that their customers won’t get any email in their mailbox that shouldn’t be there.
Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting
If you reach the decision to host your domains with us and you choose any of our Linux cloud website hosting packages
, you will be able to activate anti-spam protection for any email address that you create. With several clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can set up five different levels of security. If you still receive spam emails or the filters start preventing authentic email messages from entering your inbox, you can switch to a different level just as easily. The efficiency of our spam detection solution is guaranteed by one of the most popular filters – SpamAssassin. If you don’t want to risk skipping an authentic email message that may be flagged as spam because of its content, you can also configure custom email filters based on the sender, the subject or the body of the message and redirect the emails to a different email address where you can check them later.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated packages
, you won’t need to worry about spam messages occupying your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can take advantage of the famous SpamAssassin filter that we offer with every semi-dedicated hosting account. Our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any mailbox with a couple of mouse clicks and you can choose any of the 5 protection levels – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any moment if, for example, genuine messages get filtered, or if spam messages go through and reach your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered messages to be delivered to a special mailbox like email@example.com and not to be deleted. In this way, you can examine them every now and then to make certain that you haven’t omitted an authentic email.