A spam filter is a software application that is installed on a POP3/IMAP server and keeps track of all inbound messages so as to block any unwelcome ones from reaching a specific mailbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent bank statements or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to damage your personal computer. Spam filters usually examine the content of an email and if they come across given keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain companies combine their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee better security for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam email messages recently revealed by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting
The safety of any mailbox that you create in a shared web hosting account with our company is ensured by the advanced SpamAssassin filter that we use. You can activate it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it comes with five levels of protection based on the spam score given to every email message in accordance with various criteria, such as the recurrence of specific words and phrases, the sender, etc. If you keep getting spam, you can always raise the level or if you’re afraid that you may omit a legitimate email message, you can mix the automatic spam filter with a custom one and redirect all email messages from a particular sender to another email account. In case you reach the decision that you no longer need an email filter for a particular email account, you can deactivate it with no more than several clicks.