What exactly is an e-mail spam filter? How does one work? How could you enable spam filtering?
Most emails sent around the world these days are spam, i.e. undesirable messages with various offers or with links to malicious software. Not only are such email messages irritating, but they also present a risk to your own computer, not to mention that you may be duped. This is the reason why plenty of mail service providers use email filters, which are apps that ‘scan’ all incoming messages and filter out the undesirable ones on the basis of their content – what words or phrases an email message includes and how often they are cited, what web site a particular hyperlink redirects to, what outgoing mail server the email is sent from, etc. Certain hosting providers also use the databases of spam-detecting organizations devoted to providing the most up-to-date info about unwelcome email messages, to make certain that their clients will not get any email message in their inbox that shouldn’t be there.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you reach the decision to make use of the email service that comes with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
, you can keep all undesired emails out of your inbox by activating the five-level spam protection service that we offer with each and every semi-dedicated package. This can be done via the feature-stuffed Email Manager section of the Control Panel and we rely on the powerful SpamAssassin email filter to make certain that we offer the best possible security for our customers. You can have a different protection level for each email account and you can select if the filtered emails should be erased or delivered to a different mailbox where you can check them at a later time to ensure that you will not omit legitimate email messages. Switching to a different protection level or disabling the protection is also easy and requires a couple of mouse clicks.