An email filter is a software app that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all inbound emails to hinder any unwelcome ones from reaching a particular mailbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, false banking statements or email attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to infect your PC. Spam filters usually examine the content of an email message and if they spot given keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain companies combine their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other information about spam messages recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Hosting

The security of any mailbox that you set up under a hosting account with our company is guaranteed by the advanced SpamAssassin spam filter that we use. You can enable it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it offers 5 protection levels based on the spam score it gives to each email message depending on different criteria, such as the frequency of specific words and phrases, the sender, and so on. If you keep getting spam, you can always increase the level or if you’re afraid that you may skip a genuine message, you can combine the automatic email filter with a custom one and redirect all emails from a specific sender to a different mailbox. If you reach the decision that you no longer need anti-spam protection for a specific email account, you can deactivate it with only a couple of clicks of the mouse.