A spam filter is a software app that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming email messages so as to hinder any unwanted ones from entering a certain mailbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fake bank notifications or attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to damage your personal computer. Spam filters normally check the content of an email message and when they spot specific keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the message or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting providers mix their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure better security for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting
The safety of any mailbox that you create in a cloud website hosting account with our company 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 five levels of protection based on the spam score it gives to each email message in accordance with different parameters, such as the frequency of given words and phrases, the sender, etc. If you keep getting junk messages, you can always raise the level or if you are afraid that you may omit a genuine email message, you can mix the automatic filter with a custom one and redirect all messages from a given sender to some other email address. In case you decide that you no longer need an email filter for a particular mailbox, you can disable it with no more than a couple of mouse clicks.