A spam filter is a software application that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all inbound messages in order to impede any unsolicited ones from reaching a specific mailbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, false bank notifications or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to damage your PC. Email filters normally check the content of an email message and if they come across particular keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting providers combine their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee better safety for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam emails recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Website Hosting
If you get a website hosting package from us and if you take advantage of our mail services, you will be able to enable spam filters for any of the mailboxes that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only several mouse clicks, you can select between five different levels of safety. In case you start getting spam, you can start with the lowest level and then slowly increase the level till you stop receiving spam. We rely on one of the best and most famous spam filters available called SpamAssassin. It analyzes the header section and the body of each email that you get and determines a spam score, based on which it either deletes a given email or permits it to reach your mailbox. The Hepsia Control Panel will also permit you to activate custom spam filters and either eliminate undesirable email messages or re-send them to a third-party address such as spam@domain.com where you can examine them once again later.