An email filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP server and keeps track of all inbound emails so as to impede any undesirable ones from reaching a specific mailbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, false banking statements or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to infect your PC. Email filters normally check the content of an email and in case they detect particular keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the message or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some companies combine their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of protection for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam emails recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Website Hosting

If you get a website hosting plan from our company and if you take advantage of our mail services, you will be able to enable spam filters for any of the email accounts that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just several mouse clicks, you can pick between five separate levels of protection. If you start getting spam, you can start with the lowest one and then slowly increase the level till you stop getting spam. We make use of one of the very best and most popular filters available called SpamAssassin. It examines the header and the body of every message that you get and determines a spam score, based on which it either deletes a specific email or allows it to enter your mailbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also permit you to activate custom email filters and either erase unasked-for email messages or send them to a third-party address like spam@domain.com where you can examine them once again at a later time.