A spam filter is a piece of software that runs on a POP3/IMAP email server and keeps track of all inbound email messages in order to prevent any unrequested ones from entering a particular mailbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, false bank notifications or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention of infecting your computer. Email filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email and if they come across specific 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 mix their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of protection for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Web Hosting
If you reach the decision to host your domains with us and you pick any of our web hosting, you’ll be able to enable spam filters for any email address that you set up. With several mouse clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can switch between 5 separate levels of security. In case you still get spam email messages or the email filters start preventing authentic emails from entering your mailbox, you can change the level just as easily. The efficiency of our spam filtering solution is guaranteed by one of the most widely used filters – SpamAssassin. In case you don’t want to risk skipping a legitimate email message that may be regarded as spam because of its content, you can also set up custom email filters based on the sender, the body or the subject of the email message and re-send the emails to a different email account where you can examine them later.