A spam filter is a software application that is installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and monitors all inbound messages so as to hinder any undesired ones from entering a specific mailbox. A few instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, false bank notices or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea to damage your personal computer. Email filters usually examine the content of an email and when they spot particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting companies combine their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of safety for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam emails recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

The security of any mailbox that you create under a shared hosting account with us is guaranteed by the advanced SpamAssassin email filter that we use. You can activate it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it offers 5 levels of safety based on the spam score given to each email message depending on different criteria, such as the recurrence of particular words, the sender, and so on. If you keep getting junk email messages, you can always increase the level or if you’re scared that you may omit a legitimate email, you can mix the automatic email filter with a custom one and forward all messages from a specific sender to another email account. If you decide that you no longer require an email filter for a certain email account, you can disable it with only a couple of clicks.