An email filter is a software app that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and monitors all incoming emails to stop 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 intention to damage your personal computer. Spam filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email and in case they spot certain keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the message or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting providers mix their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam emails recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
The safety of any mailbox that you create in a shared hosting account with us is guaranteed by the powerful SpamAssassin email filter that we use. You can activate it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it comes with 5 security levels based on the spam score it gives to each email depending on different parameters, such as the recurrence of certain words and phrases, the sender, etc. If you keep getting unsolicited bulk emails, you can always increase the level or if you’re afraid that you may miss an authentic email message, you can mix the automated email filter with a custom one and forward all emails from a certain sender to another email address. If you reach the decision that you no longer need a spam filter for a certain email account, you can deactivate it with just a few clicks.