Get familiar with e-mail spam filters, how they work and how you can enable them.
Most of the emails sent around the world nowadays are spam, in other words – undesired messages with different offers or with hyperlinks to malware. Not only are such email messages aggravating, but they also present a threat to your own personal computer, not to mention that you may get tricked. Because of this, lots of email providers resort to email filters, which are applications that ‘scan’ all incoming messages and filter out the unwanted ones on the basis of their content – what words an email consists of and how often they’re cited, what site a given hyperlink redirects to, what outgoing SMTP email server the message comes from, etc. Some providers also rely on the databases of spam-tracing organizations dedicated to the provision of the most up-to-the-minute info about unrequested emails, to ensure that their customers will not get any message in their inbox that’s not supposed to be there.
Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting
In case you decide to host your domains with our company and you pick any of our Linux shared web hosting
, you will be able to activate spam filtering for any mailbox that you create. With several mouse clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can switch between five separate security levels. In case you still receive spam messages or the filters start preventing genuine emails from entering your mailbox, you can change the level just as easily. The efficiency of our anti-spam solution is ensured by one of the most popular filters – SpamAssassin. If you do not want to risk skipping a genuine email that may be classified as spam because of its content, you can also create custom spam filters based on the sender, the body or the subject of the email message and redirect the emails to a different email account where you can check them later.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated packages
, you won’t need to worry about unsolicited bulk messages clogging your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can take advantage of the popular SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we offer with each and every semi-dedicated hosting account. Our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any mailbox with a few clicks of the mouse and you can choose one of the five levels of safety – from very low to very high. The level can be altered at any time if, for example, genuine emails 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 email messages to be re-sent to a special mailbox like firstname.lastname@example.org and not to be deleted. In this way, you can go through them from time to time to make certain that you have not missed an authentic message.