An email filter is a software app that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming messages to prevent any undesirable ones from reaching a certain mailbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fake banking statements or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea to infect your computer. Spam filters normally examine the content of an email message and in case they spot certain keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email message or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain providers combine their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee better protection for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently revealed by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting
If you reach the decision to host your domains with us and you choose any of our Linux shared website hosting packages
, you will be able to set up spam filtering for any mailbox that you create. With several mouse clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can configure 5 different levels of security. If you still get unsolicited bulk email messages or the spam filters start preventing genuine email messages from entering your mailbox, you can switch to some other level just as easily. The efficiency of our spam filtering service is ensured by one of the most widely used spam filters – SpamAssassin. If you don’t want to risk omitting a legitimate email message that may be mistaken for spam owing to its content, you can also configure custom spam filters based on the sender, the subject or the body of the email message and re-send the emails to a separate mailbox where you can check them at a later point in time.