Most of the email messages sent around the globe these days are spam, i.e. unwanted messages with different offers or with hyperlinks to malware. Not only are such email messages annoying, but they also pose a threat to your own computer, not to mention that you may be swindled. That is the reason why a lot of email service providers use email filters, which are software applications that monitor all incoming emails and filter out the unwanted ones based on their content – what words or phrases an email includes and how often they’re mentioned, what website a particular hyperlink leads to, what outbound SMTP server the email message comes from, and so on. Some companies also make use of the databases of spam-monitoring organizations devoted to providing the most up-to-date information about unwelcome email messages, to ensure that their clients will not receive any message in their mailbox that should not be there.
Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting
Our shared web hosting servers rely on one of the very best anti-spam filters available. It is called SpamAssassin and is offered with each and every plan, so in case you host your domain names with our company, you can pick one of the five protection levels that the spam filter offers for any mailbox that you have here. You can do this with only two mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all hosting accounts. SpamAssassin examines the header field and the content of each and every email, gives it a spam score and then continues according to the level that you’ve chosen. Each email account can have a different setting and you can choose whether the messages that the filter reports as spam should be deleted or delivered to a different email address where you can check them later, so as to prevent erasing a genuine message. Switching to a different level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also pretty easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you use one of our semi-dedicated servers, you will not have to worry about spam emails occupying your mailboxes every now and then, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin filter that we provide with each semi-dedicated server account. Our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any email account with a few mouse clicks and you can select one of the 5 levels of security – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any moment if, for instance, legitimate email messages get blocked, or if spam messages go through and appear in your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered email messages to be re-sent to a special mailbox like spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. Thus, you can go through them from time to time to make certain that you haven’t omitted a legitimate email message.