An email filter is a software application that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and ‘scans’ all incoming messages in order to prevent any unwelcome ones from entering a particular mailbox. A few instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, false bank notices or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea to damage your computer. Email filters usually examine the content of an email message and when they detect certain keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email or deliver it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting companies combine their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee better safety for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam messages recently revealed by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting
If you get a shared web hosting
plan from our company and if you take advantage of our mail services, you will be able to enable anti-spam protection for any of the email accounts that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With no more than a couple of clicks, you can pick between five different protection levels. In case you start getting spam, you can begin with the lowest one and then gradually boost the level until you stop receiving spam. We make use of one of the best and most famous spam filters available called SpamAssassin. It ‘scans’ the header section and the body of each and every email message that you get and determines a spam score, based on which it either deletes a specific email or permits it to reach your mailbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also allow you to configure custom spam filters and either get rid of undesirable email messages or re-send them to a third-party address like firstname.lastname@example.org where you can view them once more after that.