A spam filter is a piece of software that runs on a POP3/IMAP email server and keeps track of all inbound emails to hinder any undesirable ones from reaching a certain mailbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent bank statements or attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to damage your personal computer. Email filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email message and when they detect some keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email message or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting companies mix their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of security for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam emails recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting
The protection of any mailbox that you create under a cloud hosting account with our company is guaranteed by the powerful SpamAssassin filter that we use. You can activate it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it offers 5 levels of security based on the spam score given to every email depending on various criteria, such as the recurrence of specific words, the sender, and so on. If you keep getting unsolicited bulk emails, you can always raise the level or if you’re scared that you may miss a legitimate email message, you can combine the automatic email filter with a custom one and redirect all email messages from a certain sender to some other email address. In case you decide that you no longer require a spam filter for a certain mailbox, you can disable it with no more than a few mouse clicks.