A spam filter is a software application that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all inbound messages to obstruct any unrequested ones from entering a particular inbox. A few instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, false banking notifications or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to damage your computer. Spam filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email and when they spot given keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email message or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting companies mix their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee better protection for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam email messages recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting
The security of any email account that you create in a cloud hosting account with us is guaranteed by the advanced SpamAssassin filter that we use. You can activate it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it comes with 5 safety levels based on the spam score it gives to each and every email depending on different parameters, such as the recurrence of specific words, the sender, and so on. If you keep getting spam emails, you can always increase the level or if you’re scared that you may omit a legitimate email message, you can combine the automated filter with a custom one and redirect all messages from a certain sender to some other mailbox. In case you reach the decision that you no longer require an email filter for a given email account, you can disable it with no more than a couple of clicks.