An email filter is a software application that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming messages so as to stop any unwelcome ones from reaching a given inbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fake bank notifications or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to damage your computer. Email filters typically examine the content of an email and in case they spot particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts mix their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of protection for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other information about spam email messages recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
The protection of any email account that you set up in a shared hosting account with our company is ensured by the advanced SpamAssassin filter that we employ. You can enable it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it offers five levels of protection based on the spam score given to each email depending on various parameters, such as the recurrence of given words, the sender, and so on. If you keep getting unsolicited bulk emails, you can always raise the level or if you are afraid that you may miss a genuine message, you can mix the automated spam filter with a custom one and redirect all messages from a certain sender to a separate email account. If you reach the decision that you no longer need a spam filter for a specific email account, you can deactivate it with just a few clicks of the mouse.