An email filter is a software app that runs on a POP3/IMAP email server and monitors all inbound email messages so as to prevent any unrequested ones from entering a certain inbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, false banking statements or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to infect your PC. Spam filters normally examine the content of an email message and when they come across certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some providers mix their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam emails recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting

Our shared website hosting servers employ one of the very best spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is included with every cloud web hosting package, so if you host your domain names with our company, you can opt for one of the five levels of safety that the anti-spam filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can do this with only two clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all cloud web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header and the body of each message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds on the basis of the level that you have chosen. Each mailbox can have a different level and you can choose if the emails that the filter considers as spam should be erased or delivered to a separate mailbox where you can review them at a later point in time, so as to avoid erasing a genuine message. Changing the level or deactivating the spam protection is also truly easy.