Most emails sent around the globe nowadays are spam, in other words – undesirable messages with various offers or with hyperlinks to malicious software. Not only are such email messages irritating, but they also pose a risk to your PC, not to mention that you may get swindled. That’s why, a lot of email providers make use of spam filters, which are applications that ‘scan’ all inbound messages and filter the unwanted ones based on their content – what words or phrases an email consists of and how often they are referred to, what web site a specific hyperlink redirects to, what server the email message is sent from, etc. Some web hosting providers also use the databases of spam-tracking organizations dedicated to providing the most up-to-the-minute information about undesired messages, to make certain that their customers will not get any email in their inbox that is not supposed to be there.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
Our shared hosting servers use one of the best anti-spam filters available on the market. It is called SpamAssassin and is included with each and every cloud hosting package, so if you host your domains with us, you can choose one of the 5 levels of safety that the anti-spam filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can do this with just 2 clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage all shared hosting accounts. SpamAssassin examines the header and the body of each message, calculates a spam score and then proceeds on the basis of the level that you’ve picked. Each mailbox can have a different setting and you can select whether the messages that the filter flags as spam should be erased or redirected to some other mailbox where you can examine them at a later point in time, so as to avoid erasing a genuine message. Switching to a different level or deactivating the spam protection is also extremely easy.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting, you won’t need to worry about unsolicited bulk emails clogging your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can take advantage of the popular SpamAssassin filter that we offer with every semi-dedicated hosting account. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any mailbox with several clicks and you can pick one of the 5 levels of protection – from very low to very high. The level can be altered at any time if, for instance, legitimate email messages get blocked, or if unsolicited bulk messages go through and appear in your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered email messages to be forwarded to a special mailbox such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. Thus, you can check them from time to time to make certain that you haven’t missed a genuine message.