Anti-Spam Filters

Best Web Host servers delete spam on the anti-spam filter lists spamcop and spamhaus and those emails do not get delivered to your email addresses on the Best Web Host servers.

Best Web Host also includes 2 additional Spam Blocking choices with our web hosting accounts for Blocking and Filtering Spam including Spam Filters (Spam Blocks) and a software called Spam Assassin.

There are many definitions of spam, but one particularly useful one is the following:

Spam is the electronic version of junk mail, and has been around since the Internet was created. E-mail filters are a way of filtering your e-mail to remove unwanted mail based on a variety of criteria. You can block any sort of e-mail, not just mail of a commercial nature.

You can block e-mail using your own custom spam filters to block any word or words or phrases. This can be easily done using the Best Web Host control panel included with our web hosting accounts.

You can also enable spam software called Spam Assassin

What is SpamAssassin? Spam Assassin is an automated mail filter that uses a wide range of heuristic algorithms on mail headers and message body text to identify “SPAM” (unsolicited email). Once identified, the mail is tagged as SPAM for later filtering using the user’s desktop mail client or you can choose to set Spam Assassin to automatically delete all mail that it marks as spam.

How Can I Turn Spam Assassin ON/Off? Just click on the Spam Assassin Icon in our easy to use control panel and click on enable.

After you enable Spam Assassin each incoming e-mail is scanned for signs that it may be SPAM, and if it is determined that it’s likely to be SPAM, it is altered to clearly reflect this, so that you — the user — can decide whether to delete or keep it.
you can set Spam Assassin to automatically delete spam mail so you don’t have to!

Customize Spam Assassin

You can customize Spam Assassin to block specific e-mail addresses and to block specific words. You can do this using the Spam Assassin icon in our control panel – after spam assassin is enabled you can click on auto delete spam.


But I Don’t Get Much SPAM! if you don’t get much SPAM, no need to enable filters or spam assassin.