An email filter is a piece of software that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP server and ‘scans’ all incoming emails to stop any unwanted ones from entering a specific inbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false bank notices or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea of damaging your computer. Email filters usually check the content of an email and in case they detect given keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email message or deliver it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting companies mix their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee better security for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting

Our shared website hosting servers rely on one of the very best spam filters available. It’s called SpamAssassin and is included with every package, so in case you host your domain names with our company, you can select one of the 5 levels of security that the spam filter offers for any mailbox that you have here. You can do this with just 2 clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage all shared accounts. SpamAssassin examines the header section and the content of each email message, calculates a spam score and then proceeds according to the level that you have opted for. Every email account can have a different level and you can choose if the messages that the anti-spam filter labels as spam should be erased or redirected to a different mailbox where you can check them later, so as to prevent deleting a genuine email. Changing the level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also really easy.