An email filter is a software app that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all incoming emails to obstruct any unasked-for ones from reaching a given inbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fake bank notifications or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to damage your PC. Email filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email and when they detect specific keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email message or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some providers combine their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of protection for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other information about spam messages recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

Our shared hosting servers use one of the very best spam filters available on the market. It is called SpamAssassin and is included with each web hosting package, so if you host your domain names with us, you can opt for one of the 5 protection levels 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 shared hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header field and the body of each and every email, gives it a spam score and then continues in accordance with the level that you have chosen. Each mailbox can have a different level and you can select whether the email messages that the filter marks as spam should be erased or delivered to a different email account where you can check them at a later point in time, so as to prevent erasing a genuine email message. Changing the level or deactivating the spam protection is also stunningly easy.