An email filter is a software app that is installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and keeps track of all inbound messages so as to stop any unasked-for ones from reaching a particular mailbox. A few instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, false banking statements or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea of infecting your computer. Spam filters usually check the content of an email message and if they detect given keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email or deliver it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain providers mix their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of safety for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam emails recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting

Our cloud hosting servers rely on one of the very best spam filters available. It’s called SpamAssassin and is available with each cloud web hosting package, so if you host your domains with us, you can select one of the 5 levels of security that the spam filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can do this with just two clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage all cloud web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin examines the header and the content of every email message, calculates a spam score and then proceeds according to the level that you’ve picked. Each mailbox can have a different setting and you can choose if the emails that the spam filter considers as spam should be deleted or redirected to a separate mailbox where you can view them at a later point in time, so as to prevent erasing a genuine message. Switching to a different level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also stunningly easy.