What is an e-mail spam filter? How does it operate? How to activate spam filtering?
Most emails sent around the globe these days are spam, in other words – unsolicited messages with different offers or with hyperlinks to malicious software. Not only are such email messages aggravating, but they also present a threat to your PC, not to mention that you may be swindled. Because of this, plenty of email providers rely on email filters, which are software apps that keep track of all inbound email messages and filter the undesirable ones based on their content – what words or phrases an email message contains and how often they’re cited, what web site a given link leads to, what server the message is sent from, etc. Some web hosting companies also use the databases of spam-monitoring organizations dedicated to providing the most up-to-date info about undesired email messages, to make sure that their clients will not receive any email message in their mailbox that shouldn’t be there.
Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting
The safety of any email account that you set up in a cloud website hosting
account with us is ensured by the advanced SpamAssassin filter that we use. You can enable it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it comes with 5 levels of safety based on the spam score given to every email message depending on various criteria, such as the frequency of specific words and phrases, the sender, etc. If you keep receiving spam, you can always raise the level or if you are scared that you may miss a legitimate email, you can combine the automatic spam filter with a custom one and forward all emails from a given sender to a different email account. In case you reach the decision that you no longer need a spam filter for a given mailbox, you can deactivate it with only a couple of mouse clicks.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server
plans come with top-of-the-line anti-spam protection guaranteed by the famous SpamAssassin anti-spam filter, which ranks all inbound emails on the basis of a spam score that depends on parameters and patterns, such as the frequency of certain keywords, the sender, the subject, etc. When you activate the filter for any mailbox through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can pick between five different levels of safety – from very low to very high. If you continue to receive unsolicited bulk emails, you can increase the level, or if authentic emails are marked as spam, you can decrease it. Enabling or disabling the anti-spam protection takes as little as two clicks of the mouse and you can choose if the filtered messages should be erased instantaneously or if they should be re-sent to a designated mailbox where you can view them later, so as to make certain that the emails that you need will not get lost.