A spam filter is a software application that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all inbound email messages to impede any unwanted ones from reaching a specific mailbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fake bank notifications or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea of damaging your PC. Spam filters normally ‘scan’ the content of an email and if they detect particular keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts mix their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure better protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting

If you get a shared website hosting plan from our company and if you use our mail services, you will be able to enable anti-spam protection for any of the email accounts that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With just several clicks, you can pick between five different safety levels. In case you start getting spam, you can begin with the lowest one and then gradually raise the level till you stop receiving spam. We use one of the very best and most famous filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It ‘scans’ the header and the body of each and every email message that you get and determines a spam score, based on which it either erases a given email or permits it to enter your mailbox. The Hepsia Control Panel will also permit you to activate custom email filters and either erase undesirable messages or forward them to a third-party email address like spam@domain.com where you can double-check them at a later time.