What exactly is an e-mail spam filter? How does it work? How could you activate spam filtering?
A spam filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and keeps track of all incoming messages in order to impede any undesirable ones from reaching a given mailbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false banking notifications or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea of damaging your PC. Email filters typically check the content of an email and in case they detect particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email message or deliver it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting companies mix their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee better protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam email messages recently revealed by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting
The security of any mailbox that you set up under a cloud hosting account with our company is guaranteed by the powerful SpamAssassin spam filter that we employ. You can enable it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it comes with five security levels based on the spam score given to each message depending on different criteria, such as the recurrence of certain words and phrases, the sender, and so on. If you keep receiving junk email messages, you can always increase the level or if you are afraid that you may omit a genuine email message, you can mix the automated filter with a custom one and forward all emails from a given sender to another email address. In case you decide that you no longer want anti-spam protection for a certain mailbox, you can disable it with no more than a couple of mouse clicks.