Find out about spam filters - precisely what they are, how they work and the ways to create one.
Most of the emails sent around the globe these days are spam, in other words – unwelcome messages with different offers or with hyperlinks to malware. Not only are such emails irritating, but they also pose a risk to your computer, not to mention that you may be scammed. That is the reason why plenty of email providers make use of spam filters, which are apps that keep track of all inbound email messages and filter out the undesirable ones on the basis of their content – what words or phrases an email consists of and how many times they are cited, what website a particular link opens, what SMTP server the email comes from, and so on. Some hosting companies also use the databases of spam-monitoring organizations devoted to the provision of the most up-to-date information about undesirable email messages, to ensure that their customers will not receive any message in their mailbox that is not supposed to be there.
Spam Filters in Website Hosting
Our website hosting
servers use one of the very best spam filters available on the market. It’s called SpamAssassin and is available with each cloud web hosting package, so if you host your domain names with us, you can choose one of the five safety levels that the filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can accomplish this with only two mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin examines the header section and the content of each and every email, gives it a spam score and then continues in accordance with the level that you have chosen. Each email account can have a different setting and you can choose whether the emails that the filter marks as spam should be deleted or redirected to a separate email account where you can examine them at a later time, so as to prevent erasing a legitimate email. Switching to a different level or disabling the protection is also unbelievably easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
, you won’t have to worry about unsolicited bulk email messages cramming your mailboxes all the time, as you can resort to the famous SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with every semi-dedicated hosting account. Our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any email account with a few clicks and you can select any of the 5 security levels – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any moment if, for example, legitimate messages get blocked, or if unsolicited bulk email messages go through and appear in your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered email messages to be redirected to a special email account like firstname.lastname@example.org and not to be deleted. In this way, you can examine them every now and then to make sure that you haven’t missed a genuine email.