What's an e-mail spam filter? How does one function? How do you activate spam filtering?
Most of the email messages sent around the globe these days are spam, in other words – unwanted messages with various offers or with hyperlinks to malicious software. Not only are such emails annoying, but they also present a threat to your own personal computer, not to mention that you may get tricked. That’s why, many email service providers use spam filters, which are applications that monitor all inbound email messages and filter the unwanted ones based on their content – what words or phrases an email contains and how often they are cited, what site a given hyperlink opens, what server the email message is sent from, etc. Some companies also rely on the databases of spam-tracking organizations devoted to the provision of the most up-to-the-minute info about unasked-for email messages, to make certain that their customers will not receive any email message in their inbox that is not supposed to be there.
Spam Filters in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you decide to host your domain names with us and you pick any of our Linux cloud web hosting service
, you will be able to enable spam filtering for any email address that you set up. With a few clicks of the mouse in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can switch between five different levels of protection. In case you still receive unsolicited bulk emails or the email filters start preventing genuine messages from entering your mailbox, you can switch to another level just as easily. The quality of our anti-spam service is ensured by one of the most popular email filters – SpamAssassin. In case you don’t want to risk skipping a legitimate email message that may be considered spam owing to its content, you can also create custom filters based on the body, the sender or the subject of the email message and forward the emails to another email account where you can view them later.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting service
, you won’t have to worry about spam emails cramming your mailboxes all the time, as you can take advantage of the famous SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide with each and every semi-dedicated account. Our custom Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any email account with several clicks and you can choose any of the 5 protection levels – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any time if, for example, genuine email messages get blocked, or if spam email messages go through and reach your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered emails to be delivered to a special email account such as firstname.lastname@example.org and not to be deleted. Thus, you can examine them from time to time to ensure that you have not missed a genuine email.