A spam filter is a software app that is installed on a POP3/IMAP server and keeps track of all incoming email messages in order to hinder any unsolicited ones from reaching a given mailbox. 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 infecting your computer. Email filters typically check the content of an email and when they come across some keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email message or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting companies combine their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of security for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Hosting
The protection of any mailbox that you create in a hosting account with us is guaranteed by the powerful SpamAssassin spam filter that we use. You can enable it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it offers five safety levels based on the spam score given to each email message in accordance with various criteria, such as the recurrence of particular words, the sender, etc. If you keep getting junk email messages, you can always increase the level or if you’re afraid that you may miss a genuine email, you can mix the automated email filter with a custom one and redirect all messages from a specific sender to another mailbox. In case you decide that you no longer need anti-spam protection for a given mailbox, you can deactivate it with just a couple of clicks.