An email filter is a software application that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP server and monitors all incoming email messages to block any unwelcome ones from reaching a given inbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, false bank notices or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to damage your PC. Spam filters typically check the content of an email and in case they come across given keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting companies mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of safety for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam messages recently revealed by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Hosting
The protection of any email account that you set up under a hosting account with us is ensured by the powerful SpamAssassin email filter that we use. You can activate it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it offers 5 protection levels based on the spam score it gives to each email in accordance with different criteria, such as the frequency of particular words and phrases, the sender, etc. If you keep getting spam email messages, you can always raise the level or if you’re afraid that you may omit a legitimate email, you can combine the automatic spam filter with a custom one and forward all email messages from a given sender to another email address. If you decide that you no longer require anti-spam protection for a certain email account, you can deactivate it with only a few clicks of the mouse.