A spam filter is a piece of software that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and monitors all inbound emails in order to prevent any unwanted ones from reaching a specific inbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent bank notices or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to infect your personal computer. Email filters typically check the content of an email message and in case they detect certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting companies combine their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure better protection for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Web Hosting

Our cloud web hosting servers employ one of the best spam filters out there. It is called SpamAssassin and is included with every shared web hosting plan, so if you host your domains with our company, you can opt for one of the 5 security levels that the filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with only two mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that’s used to manage all hosting accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header and the content of each and every message, calculates a spam score and then proceeds based on the level that you’ve chosen. Each mailbox can have a different setting and you can choose whether the emails that the filter marks as spam should be deleted or delivered to a separate email address where you can view them later, so as to avoid deleting a genuine email. Changing the level or disabling the protection is also amazingly easy.