An email filter is a software application that is installed on an email server and keeps track of all inbound messages so as to block any undesired ones from entering a given mailbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, false bank notices or attachments that contain malware sent with the idea of infecting your personal computer. Email filters usually examine the content of an email and when they spot given keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email message or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some companies mix their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of security for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam email messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting

Our cloud hosting servers rely on one of the best anti-spam filters available on the market. It is called SpamAssassin and is included with each and every hosting plan, so in case you host your domains with our company, you can opt for one of the 5 levels of safety that the filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can accomplish this with just 2 mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all shared web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header and the content of each message, calculates a spam score and then proceeds on the basis of the level that you’ve selected. Every mailbox can have a different level and you can choose whether the email messages that the anti-spam filter flags as spam should be erased or delivered to a different email address where you can review them later, so as to prevent deleting a genuine email message. Switching to a different level or disabling the anti-spam protection is also extremely easy.