A spam filter is a software application that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming email messages to prevent any unrequested ones from reaching a certain inbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fake banking notices or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to infect your PC. Email filters normally ‘scan’ the content of an email message and if they detect certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some providers combine their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee better safety for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other information about spam email messages recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

If you order a shared hosting package from us and if you take advantage of our email services, you will be able to set up spam filtering for any of the email accounts that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With only a couple of mouse clicks, you can choose between 5 different levels of security. In case you start receiving spam, you can start with the lowest level and then gradually boost the level till you stop receiving spam. We rely on one of the very best and most popular filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It analyzes the header and the body of each and every email message that you get and calculates a spam score, based on which it either erases a particular email message or permits it to enter your inbox. Hepsia will also allow you to set up custom email filters and either eliminate unasked-for messages or re-send them to a third-party email address like spam@domain.com where you can check them once again afterwards.