An email filter is a software app that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all incoming emails so as to prevent any unwelcome ones from reaching a specific inbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false banking notifications or attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to infect your PC. Spam filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email and in case they come across given keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some providers mix their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of protection for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Hosting

If you get a hosting plan from us and if you use our email services, you’ll be able to activate spam filters for any of the mailboxes that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With no more than several clicks, you can choose between five different levels of protection. If you start receiving spam, you can begin with the lowest one and then gradually raise the level until you stop getting spam. We use one of the best and most popular spam filters available called SpamAssassin. It checks the header field and the body of each message that you receive and determines a spam score, based on which it either erases a certain message or permits it to reach your inbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also permit you to set up custom email filters and either erase undesirable email messages or re-send them to a 3rd-party address like where you can read them again later.