An email filter is a software application that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming email messages in order to block any undesired ones from reaching a specific inbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fake bank notifications or email attachments that contain malware sent with the intention of infecting your personal computer. Email filters usually check the content of an email message and in case they detect some keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the message or deliver it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting companies mix their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of safety for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting
If you get a shared website hosting
plan from us and if you take advantage of our mail services, you’ll be able to set up anti-spam protection for any of the email accounts that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With just a couple of clicks, you can select between 5 separate security levels. In case you start getting spam, you can begin with the lowest one and then slowly raise the level until you stop receiving spam. We make use of one of the very best and most famous filters out there called SpamAssassin. It analyzes the header and the body of every email that you receive and determines a spam score, based on which it either deletes a particular email or allows it to reach your inbox. The Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to create custom filters and either get rid of undesirable emails or forward them to a 3rd-party email address such as firstname.lastname@example.org where you can read them again afterwards.