An email filter is a software application that runs on a POP3/IMAP server and monitors all incoming email messages so as to hinder any unasked-for ones from entering a particular mailbox. A few instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fake bank notices or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea of damaging your personal computer. Email filters typically examine the content of an email message and when they detect specific keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the message or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting providers combine their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam email messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Website Hosting

If you get a website hosting package from our company and if you take advantage of our email services, you’ll be able to set up anti-spam protection for any of the mailboxes that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With no more than several clicks, you can pick between 5 different safety levels. If you start getting spam, you can start with the lowest level and then gradually raise the level until you stop receiving spam. We rely on one of the very best and most popular spam filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It ‘scans’ the header section and the body of every email message that you receive and determines a spam score, based on which it either erases a certain email message or permits it to reach your mailbox. Hepsia will also allow you to create custom filters and either eliminate unwanted messages or send them to a third-party email address like spam@domain.com where you can examine them again at a later point in time.