An email filter is a software app that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and monitors all incoming email messages in order to impede any undesirable ones from entering a specific mailbox. A few instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fake bank notifications or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention of infecting your personal computer. Spam filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email and in case they detect specific keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the message or redirect it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting companies combine their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee better safety for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam emails recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Web Hosting

Our cloud web hosting servers use one of the very best spam filters available on the market. It is called SpamAssassin and is offered with every hosting plan, so if you host your domain names with us, you can pick one of the five levels of security that the filter offers for any mailbox that you have here. You can accomplish this with only two clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all cloud web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin examines the header section and the content of every email message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds on the basis of the level that you’ve selected. Every email account can have a different setting and you can select whether the emails that the spam filter marks as spam should be erased or re-sent to another email address where you can examine them at a later time, so as to prevent erasing an authentic email. Switching to some other level or disabling the anti-spam protection is also exceptionally easy.