Spam Policy

Spam Policy

Leaseahost will not tolerate spam and will take any issues related to spam very seriously under strict spam policy guidelines. We use the best possible available Antivirus and Antispam filters on our servers and consistently update it. Our filtering service includes Mailscanner, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, DCC, SARE, Dictionary Attack ACL and Vipuls Razor. 

Spams are unsolicited emails that make up nearly 35 percent of messages received. One in nearly every hundred spam contains a virus and could cost billions of dollars globally on an annual scale. To remove a virus from one PC, experts say that it could cost $600 or more. To remove virus from a server costs more than $50,000. Each email received is processed through the filtering service, which attempts to detect viruses, and is accurate at least 95 percent of the time. 

Leaseahost's Spam Policy is strict and we work with our host server, external and internal components to prevent spamming and spam abuse. Those caught involved in such activities will be prosecuted. We adhere to the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 and do not allow customers, links, or other related partners to participate in spamming activity. As per FTC, spam culprits will be fined up to $11,000 and reports made to relevant authorities. All Leaseahost emails will have a legitimate return address, reply-to address, opt-out method in the footer, and sender's physical address. Informative emails and advertisements will be sent to recipients who have consented to receiving such correspondence. 

Following is a description of the mail spam filtering services that we use: 

MAILSCANNER is an open source email security system with the capability of processing more than 500 million emails daily, removing 2 million viruses and identifying nearly 80 million spam messages. It is used at many top government departments, corporations, and education institutions because of its stability, reliability and impressive performance. MailScanner also updates installed virus scanners on an hourly basis, strips pornographic spam of graphic and obscene content, and uses highly advanced heuristics. 

CLAM ANTIVIRUS is a software used in integration with mail servers, usually to scan attachments. It is a GPL anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, which has fast, flexible, multi-threaded daemon, tool for automatic online updates, and command line scanner. 

SPAMASSASIN is an email filter that uses an integrated range of tests to identify spam. It allows other technologies to fight spam and uses a multi-technique approach, modularity, and extensibility that give it an edge above other anti-spam systems. SpamAssasin is adaptable to email management for clients and servers, varied operating systems, and other policy activities