What is an e-mail spam filter? How does it operate? How do you activate spam filtering?
Most emails sent around the world nowadays are spam, i.e. undesirable messages with different offers or with hyperlinks to malicious software. Not only are such email messages aggravating, but they also pose a threat to your own computer, not to mention that you may be scammed. That’s the reason why lots of email service providers resort to spam filters, which are applications that keep track of all incoming messages and filter the undesired ones on the basis of their content – what words an email message contains and how often they’re cited, what site a specific link leads to, what outgoing email server the message comes from, and so on. Some hosting providers also make use of the databases of spam-detecting organizations devoted to the provision of the most up-to-the-minute information about unsolicited messages, to make sure that their clients won’t receive any email in their inbox that shouldn’t be there.
Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting
The safety of any email account that you create in a cloud website hosting
account with us is ensured by the powerful SpamAssassin filter that we use. You can activate it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it offers five levels of safety based on the spam score given to each and every email in accordance with different criteria, such as the recurrence of particular words, the sender, and so on. If you keep getting spam email messages, you can always increase the level or if you are afraid that you may skip an authentic message, you can mix the automated spam filter with a custom one and forward all messages from a given sender to some other email address. If you reach the decision that you no longer require a spam filter for a specific email account, you can disable it with just a couple of clicks of the mouse.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
, you will not need to worry about unsolicited bulk email messages filling up your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can take advantage of the popular SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we provide with each and every semi-dedicated server account. Our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any email account with a few clicks and you can pick any of the 5 levels of protection – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any time if, for example, authentic emails get filtered, or if unsolicited bulk email messages go through and reach your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered email messages to be delivered to a special mailbox like email@example.com and not to be deleted. Thus, you can examine them from time to time to make certain that you have not missed an authentic message.