What is an e-mail spam filter? How does it function? How to activate spam filtering?
A spam filter is a software app that’s installed on a mail server and keeps track of all inbound emails in order to impede any unasked-for ones from reaching a certain mailbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, false bank statements or attachments that contain malware sent with the idea of infecting your computer. Spam filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email and when they detect specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the message or deliver it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some companies combine their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure better protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam messages recently reported by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Web Hosting
If you order a cloud web hosting
plan from us and if you make use of our mail services, you will be able to enable spam filtering for any of the mailboxes that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With just a few clicks of the mouse, you can pick between five different levels of protection. If you start receiving spam, you can begin with the lowest one and then gradually increase the level till you stop receiving spam. We rely on one of the very best and most popular spam filters available called SpamAssassin. It ‘scans’ the header and the body of every email that you get and calculates a spam score, based on which it either deletes a specific email or allows it to reach your inbox. Hepsia will also permit you to activate custom email filters and either erase unsolicited emails or re-send them to a 3rd-party 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 Hosting
If you order a semi-dedicated server
plan from our company and if you create one or more email addresses with any of the domains hosted under the account, you’ll be able to enable the powerful, 5-level SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we offer and keep all unsolicited emails out of your inbox. This service is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it can be activated or deactivated for any mailbox whenever you wish. You can also alter the level of security with a few clicks of the mouse in case junk emails continue to appear in your mailbox or the spam filter begins erasing genuine email messages. Since you can choose whether the spam should be erased immediately or forwarded to a separate mailbox, you can create email@example.com, for example, and check all filtered email messages there, so as to make sure that you won’t omit an email that you need. The messages that the anti-spam filter allows to proceed will still appear in your inbox.