A spam filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all incoming email messages in order to impede any unsolicited ones from entering a specific inbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent banking notices or attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to infect your personal computer. Spam filters normally examine the content of an email and when they spot certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting companies combine their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam email messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting

If you get a cloud hosting plan from us and if you use our email services, you will be able to enable spam filters for any of the email accounts that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just several clicks, you can choose between 5 different protection levels. If you start getting spam, you can start with the lowest level and then slowly increase the level until you stop receiving spam. We make use of one of the very best and most popular filters out there called SpamAssassin. It ‘scans’ the header section and the body of every email that you receive and determines a spam score, based on which it either deletes a certain email message or allows it to enter your inbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also permit you to set up custom email filters and either delete unasked-for messages or redirect them to a third-party address such as spam@domain.com where you can read them once more after that.