An email filter is a software app that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming emails so as to stop any undesirable 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 intention to damage your PC. Email filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email message and in case they come across given keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email message or deliver it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting providers combine their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of security for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam emails recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

If you order a shared hosting package from our company and if you take advantage of our mail services, you will be able to set up spam filtering for any of the email accounts that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a couple of mouse clicks, you can choose between 5 separate levels of security. If you start getting spam, you can start with the lowest one and then slowly boost the level until you stop receiving spam. We use one of the very best and most famous spam filters out there called SpamAssassin. It examines the header field and the body of each email that you receive and calculates a spam score, based on which it either erases a given message or permits it to reach your mailbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also allow you to configure custom email filters and either delete undesired email messages or send them to a third-party address such as spam@domain.com where you can read them once again afterwards.