An email filter is a software application that runs on a mail server and keeps track of all inbound email messages to block any unsolicited ones from reaching a specific mailbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent bank notifications or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea of infecting your PC. Spam filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email and when they spot specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email message or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts mix their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of security for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam messages recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Website Hosting

Our website hosting servers employ one of the best spam filters available. It’s called SpamAssassin and is included with each and every hosting package, so in case you host your domain names with our company, you can pick one of the five security levels that the filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with just two clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage all shared hosting accounts. SpamAssassin examines the header section and the body of each message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds according to the level that you’ve chosen. Each mailbox can have a different setting and you can choose if the emails that the spam filter classifies as spam should be erased or re-sent to a separate email account where you can view them later, so as to prevent erasing a legitimate message. Switching to a different level or disabling the spam protection is also really easy.