An email filter is a software app that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP server and monitors all inbound emails in order to impede any undesired ones from entering a certain inbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, false banking statements or attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to infect your personal computer. Spam filters usually check the content of an email message and in case they spot specific keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email message or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts mix their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure better safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam messages recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting

If you order a shared website hosting package from us and if you use our email services, you will be able to enable 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 select between 5 different levels of security. In case you start receiving spam, you can begin with the lowest one and then slowly increase the level until you stop getting spam. We make use of one of the best and most popular filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It checks the header section and the body of each and every message that you receive and determines a spam score, based on which it either erases a given email or allows it to reach your inbox. The Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to create custom spam filters and either eliminate unwanted messages or redirect them to a 3rd-party email address like where you can view them once more afterwards.