A spam filter is a software application that runs on a POP3/IMAP server and monitors all inbound emails so as to block any unasked-for ones from reaching a given inbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent bank statements or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention of infecting your computer. Email filters usually check the content of an email message and in case they come across given keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting companies combine their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee better safety for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam messages recently revealed by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Website Hosting
Our website hosting servers employ one of the best anti-spam filters available. It’s called SpamAssassin and is available with every web hosting package, so if you host your domains with our company, you can opt for one of the five levels of safety that the filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with only two clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage all shared accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header field and the content of each and every email message, calculates a spam score and then continues based on the level that you’ve picked. Every mailbox can have a different level and you can choose whether the emails that the spam filter considers as spam should be deleted or redirected to another email account where you can examine them at a later time, so as to avoid erasing an authentic email. Switching to another level or deactivating the spam protection is also stunningly easy.