What's an e-mail spam filter? How does one work? How can you activate spam filtering?
A spam filter is a piece of software that runs on an email server and ‘scans’ all incoming emails to stop any unwelcome ones from reaching a given mailbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fake banking notices or attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to infect your PC. Spam filters usually check the content of an email message and in case they come across particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email message or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts combine their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of protection for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam email messages recently revealed by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Hosting
In case you decide to host your domain names with us and you pick any of our Linux hosting packages, you will be able to activate spam filtering for any mailbox that you create. With a couple of clicks of the mouse in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can configure 5 separate protection levels. In case you continue to receive spam messages or the spam filters start preventing legitimate emails from reaching your inbox, you can switch to some other level just as easily. The efficiency of our spam protection solution is guaranteed by one of the most famous spam filters – SpamAssassin. In case you do not want to risk omitting an authentic email message that may be regarded as spam because of its content, you can also set up custom email filters based on the body, the subject or the sender of the email message and forward the emails to another email address where you can review them at a later point in time.