An email filter is a piece of software that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and keeps track of all incoming messages so as to obstruct any unwanted ones from reaching a specific mailbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, false banking notifications or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea of damaging your personal computer. Email filters usually examine the content of an email and when they detect given keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email message or redirect it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting providers mix their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee better protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
The safety of any mailbox that you set up in a shared hosting account with our company is guaranteed by the powerful SpamAssassin spam filter that we employ. You can enable it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it offers five safety levels based on the spam score given to each email message in accordance with different criteria, such as the recurrence of specific words, the sender, etc. If you keep getting spam email messages, you can always increase the level or if you’re afraid that you may miss a legitimate email message, you can mix the automatic email filter with a custom one and forward all messages from a certain sender to a separate email account. If you reach the decision that you no longer require anti-spam protection for a specific email account, you can deactivate it with only a couple of clicks of the mouse.