An email filter is a software application that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP server and ‘scans’ all inbound emails so as to block any unrequested ones from entering a particular inbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank notices or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea to infect your computer. Spam filters typically examine the content of an email and when they come across particular keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the message or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting providers combine their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of protection for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other information about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

If you order a shared hosting plan from our company and if you take advantage of our mail services, you will be able to activate spam filtering for any of the email accounts that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With only a couple of clicks of the mouse, you can choose between 5 separate security levels. In case you start receiving spam, you can begin with the lowest level and then slowly increase the level until you stop receiving spam. We make use of one of the best and most popular spam filters out there called SpamAssassin. It analyzes the header section and the body of each and every email that you get and determines a spam score, based on which it either erases a specific message or allows it to reach your inbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also allow you to set up custom filters and either eliminate undesired messages or send them to a third-party address such as where you can examine them once again later.