An email filter is a software app that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and ‘scans’ all incoming messages so as to prevent any unasked-for ones from entering a specific inbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false banking notifications or email attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to damage your PC. Spam filters normally check the content of an email and if they spot specific keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain companies combine their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee better protection for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam email messages recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
Our shared hosting servers rely on one of the best anti-spam filters available. It is called SpamAssassin and is available with every shared web hosting package, so in case you host your domain names with us, you can select one of the 5 protection levels that the anti-spam filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can do this with only two clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage all shared hosting accounts. SpamAssassin examines the header section and the content of each and every email, gives it a spam score and then proceeds on the basis of the level that you have opted for. Each mailbox can have a different level and you can select if the email messages that the spam filter flags as spam should be deleted or redirected to another email address where you can view them at a later point in time, so as to avoid erasing a genuine email message. Switching to a different level or disabling the protection is also remarkably easy.