An email filter is a piece of software that runs on a mail server and keeps track of all incoming email messages to stop any undesirable ones from reaching a certain mailbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent banking statements or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to damage your PC. Spam filters normally ‘scan’ the content of an email message and if they come across given keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the message or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting providers mix their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of safety for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Web Hosting

Our cloud web hosting servers use one of the best spam filters available on the market. It’s called SpamAssassin and is offered with each cloud hosting plan, so if you host your domain names with our company, you can pick one of the 5 security levels that the anti-spam filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with only 2 mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all shared hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header field and the content of each email message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds based on the level that you’ve picked. Each mailbox can have a different level and you can choose if the email messages that the spam filter considers as spam should be deleted or forwarded to a separate email address where you can read them at a later time, so as to avoid erasing a genuine email. Switching to another level or deactivating the protection is also unbelievably easy.