What precisely is an e-mail spam filter? How does it function? How do you enable spam filtering?
A spam filter is a software app that is installed on a mail server and monitors all incoming messages in order to prevent any undesired ones from reaching a certain mailbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false bank notices or email attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to damage your personal computer. Spam filters normally examine the content of an email and when they come across particular keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting providers combine their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee better security for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam emails recently reported by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
If you get a shared hosting
package from us and if you make use of our mail services, you will be able to enable anti-spam protection for any of the email accounts that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With only a few clicks, you can select between five separate safety levels. If you start getting spam, you can begin with the lowest level and then slowly raise the level till you stop receiving spam. We make use of one of the very best and most famous spam filters out there called SpamAssassin. It examines the header field and the body of every email message that you get and calculates a spam score, based on which it either erases a given email message or permits it to enter your mailbox. The Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to create custom email filters and either delete unwelcome email messages or re-send them to a third-party email address such as firstname.lastname@example.org where you can examine them once more at a later point in time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get a semi-dedicated server
package from our company and if you create one or more mailboxes with any of the domain names hosted under your account, you’ll be able to activate the advanced, 5-level SpamAssassin filter that we provide and keep all unsolicited email messages away from your mailbox. This option is accessible through the Hepsia Control Panel’s Email Manager section and it can be enabled or disabled for any mailbox at any time. You can also tweak the level of protection with a couple of clicks if spam email messages continue to appear in your mailbox or the filter starts erasing authentic emails. Since you can select whether the spam should be deleted right away or redirected to another mailbox, you can set up email@example.com, for example, and check all filtered emails there, so as to ensure that you won’t omit an email that you require. The email messages that the anti-spam filter permits to go through will still be received in your inbox.