A spam filter is a piece of software that is installed on a mail server and keeps track of all inbound emails in order to block any unwelcome ones from entering a certain mailbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fake bank statements or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea of damaging your computer. Email filters normally check the content of an email and if they detect certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or redirect it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting providers mix their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure better protection for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently revealed by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
The protection of any mailbox that you create in a shared hosting account with us is ensured by the powerful SpamAssassin email filter that we employ. You can activate it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it comes with five security levels based on the spam score given to each email in accordance with different criteria, such as the recurrence of given words, the sender, etc. If you keep getting junk email messages, you can always raise the level or if you are afraid that you may omit a legitimate email message, you can mix the automated email filter with a custom one and forward all messages from a given sender to a different email address. If you decide that you no longer require a spam filter for a particular mailbox, you can disable it with no more than a few clicks.