Most emails sent around the globe these days are spam, i.e. unwelcome messages with various offers or with links to malware. Not only are such emails irritating, but they also pose a threat to your computer, not to mention that you may be duped. For this reason, plenty of email service providers make use of spam filters, which are applications that keep track of all incoming emails and filter the undesirable ones based on their content – what words an email message includes and how often they are referred to, what web site a particular link redirects to, what outgoing SMTP mail server the email is sent from, and so on. Some web hosting providers also make use of the databases of spam-monitoring organizations dedicated to the provision of the most up-to-the-minute information about unsolicited messages, to ensure that their clients will not get any email in their mailbox that shouldn’t be there.
Spam Filters in Web Hosting
The protection of any mailbox that you set up under a web hosting account with us is guaranteed by the advanced SpamAssassin spam filter that we employ. You can activate it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it comes with 5 levels of safety based on the spam score it gives to every message in accordance with different criteria, such as the frequency of specific words, the sender, etc. If you keep getting spam, you can always increase the level or if you’re afraid that you may miss a legitimate message, you can mix the automated filter with a custom one and redirect all emails from a certain sender to another email account. In case you reach the decision that you no longer need a spam filter for a certain mailbox, you can deactivate it with no more than a few clicks.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers, you won’t need to worry about unsolicited bulk messages clogging your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can make use of the famous SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with each and every semi-dedicated account. Our custom Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any email account with a few clicks and you can choose any of the 5 levels of security – from very low to very high. The level can be altered at any moment if, for example, legitimate emails get filtered, or if junk email messages go through and appear in your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered messages to be re-sent to a special mailbox like spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. In this way, you can check them every now and then to ensure that you haven’t omitted a genuine message.