Get familiar with e-mail spam filters, how they work and how to activate them.
A spam filter is a software app that obstructs unwelcome messages from reaching a given mailbox. An enormous percentage of the email communication around the world consists of spam email messages: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank notifications, etc. Because of this, it’s extremely important to set up email filters in order to avoid not only spam messages, but also any possibility of being swindled in some way. Spam filters detect different things, so as to provide higher levels of protection – specific words or the frequency with which they appear in the text, the sender’s email address, or the IP of the sender’s email server. Web hosting companies frequently use the services of third-party spam-detecting organizations that offer up-to-the-minute databases in order to make email filtering simpler and more effective without affecting legitimate emails, even if they contain suspicious words.
Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting
If you reach the decision to host your domain names with us and you pick any of our shared website hosting plans
, you will be able to activate anti-spam protection for any email address that you create. With a few clicks of the mouse in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can configure five different safety levels. In case you continue to get spam messages or the spam filters start preventing genuine emails from reaching your inbox, you can switch to another level just as easily. The efficiency of our spam detection solution is ensured by one of the most widely used email filters – SpamAssassin. In case you don’t want to risk omitting an authentic message that may be flagged as spam because of its content, you can also set up custom spam filters based on the body, the sender or the subject of the message and forward the emails to a different email account where you can review them at a later time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated plans
, you will not have to worry about junk email messages cramming your mailboxes all the time, as you can make use of the famous SpamAssassin email filter that we provide with each and every semi-dedicated server account. Our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any mailbox with a few clicks and you can choose one of the five levels of protection – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any time if, for example, legitimate email messages get filtered, or if unsolicited bulk email messages go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered emails to be re-sent to a special email account like firstname.lastname@example.org and not to be deleted. In this way, you can check them every now and then to make sure that you haven’t missed out on an authentic email message.