A spam filter is a piece of software that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming email messages so as to stop any undesirable ones from entering a given inbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, false banking statements or email attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to damage your personal computer. Email filters normally examine the content of an email message and if they spot given keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting providers mix their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam email messages recently reported by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
The safety of any mailbox that you set up under a shared hosting account with our company is ensured by the powerful SpamAssassin spam filter that we use. You can enable it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it comes with five protection levels based on the spam score given to every message depending on different parameters, such as the frequency of particular words, the sender, etc. If you keep receiving unsolicited bulk emails, you can always increase the level or if you are scared that you may miss an authentic message, you can combine the automatic spam filter with a custom one and redirect all messages from a given sender to another mailbox. In case you reach the decision that you no longer require a spam filter for a specific mailbox, you can disable it with just a few clicks of the mouse.