A spam filter is a software application that is installed on a POP3/IMAP server and monitors all incoming email messages in order to obstruct any unwelcome ones from reaching a particular inbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, false banking notices or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention of infecting your computer. Spam filters usually examine the content of an email and if they detect given keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email message or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting providers mix their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee better protection for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other information about spam emails recently revealed by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Web Hosting
In case you decide to host your domain names with us and you pick any of our Linux web hosting, you’ll be able to enable spam filtering for any email address that you create. With several clicks of the mouse in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can configure 5 different safety levels. In case you still get spam emails or the filters start preventing legitimate messages from reaching your inbox, you can switch to another level just as easily. The efficiency of our anti-spam service is guaranteed by one of the most popular spam filters – SpamAssassin. If you don’t want to risk omitting an authentic email that may be considered spam because of its content, you can also create custom spam filters based on the body, the sender or the subject of the message and re-send the emails to some other mailbox where you can review them at a later point in time.