Find out about spam filters - what they are, how they work and the ways to set up one.
A spam filter is a piece of software that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all inbound email messages to prevent any unwanted ones from entering a particular mailbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent banking notices or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea of infecting your personal computer. Spam filters usually examine the content of an email and in case they detect some keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email message or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting providers mix their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of safety for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam email messages recently reported by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Website Hosting
If you order a website hosting plan from our company and if you use our email services, you will be able to activate spam filters for any of the mailboxes that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only a couple of clicks of the mouse, you can pick between five different safety levels. If you start getting spam, you can start with the lowest level and then slowly boost the level until you stop receiving spam. We use one of the very best and most popular email filters available called SpamAssassin. It examines the header section and the body of each and every email message that you get and calculates a spam score, based on which it either deletes a particular message or permits it to enter your mailbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also allow you to set up custom spam filters and either delete undesired messages or re-send them to a 3rd-party email address like firstname.lastname@example.org where you can view them again later.