An email filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and keeps track of all incoming emails to obstruct any unasked-for ones from reaching a particular mailbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fake bank notices or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea to damage your PC. Email filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email message and in case they spot certain keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email message or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts mix their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of protection for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting

Our shared website hosting servers use one of the best anti-spam filters out there. It is called SpamAssassin and is offered with each cloud web hosting package, so in case you host your domain names with us, you can pick one of the 5 levels of safety that the spam filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with only 2 mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage all hosting accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header and the body of every email message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds based on the level that you’ve picked. Each mailbox can have a different level and you can select whether the email messages that the filter reports as spam should be erased or forwarded to another email account where you can review them at a later time, so as to prevent erasing a genuine message. Changing the level or deactivating the protection is also unbelievably easy.