What precisely is an e-mail spam filter? How does one function? How to activate spam filtering?
A spam filter is a software application that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and keeps track of all inbound messages in order to stop any unwanted ones from entering a particular inbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent bank notices or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention of infecting your personal computer. Spam filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email and when they come across some keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the message or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some companies combine their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure better protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam emails recently reported by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you decide to host your domains with us and you select any of our cloud web hosting, you’ll be able to enable anti-spam protection for any mailbox that you create. With several clicks of the mouse in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can configure five separate levels of safety. If you still get unsolicited bulk email messages or the email filters start preventing authentic email messages from reaching your inbox, you can switch to a different level just as easily. The quality of our spam filtering service is guaranteed by one of the most widely used email filters – SpamAssassin. If you do not want to risk skipping an authentic email message that may be blocked as spam because of its content, you can also set up custom filters based on the body, the sender or the subject of the email message and forward the emails to a different mailbox where you can review them at a later point in time.