A spam filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP server and keeps track of all incoming messages to hinder any unsolicited ones from entering a certain mailbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fake banking notifications or attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to damage your personal computer. Email filters typically check the content of an email and in case they detect given keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting companies combine their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure better security for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting

Our cloud website hosting servers use one of the best spam filters available. It’s called SpamAssassin and is offered with every cloud hosting package, so if you host your domain names with our company, you can choose one of the 5 protection levels that the anti-spam filter offers for any mailbox that you have here. You can do this with only 2 clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header section and the content of each email message, gives it a spam score and then continues on the basis of the level that you have selected. Every email account can have a different level and you can choose if the messages that the spam filter classifies as spam should be deleted or re-sent to a separate mailbox where you can check them at a later point in time, so as to avoid erasing a genuine email. Switching to another level or deactivating the spam protection is also unbelievably easy.