A spam filter is a software application that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all incoming messages so as to prevent any undesirable ones from reaching a certain inbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fake banking statements or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea to infect your personal computer. Email filters normally check the content of an email message and if they spot given keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting providers combine their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of security for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam messages recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting

Our shared web hosting servers employ one of the best anti-spam filters out there. It is called SpamAssassin and is included with every shared hosting package, so in case you host your domain names with our company, you can opt for one of the 5 safety levels that the spam filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with only 2 clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage all web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header field and the content of every message, calculates a spam score and then proceeds based on the level that you have opted for. Each email account can have a different setting and you can select if the messages that the filter considers as spam should be deleted or delivered to some other email address where you can check them at a later point in time, so as to prevent erasing a genuine message. Switching to a different level or disabling the protection is also quite easy.