An email filter is a software application that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming email messages in order to prevent any undesirable ones from entering a given inbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fake banking notices or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to damage your personal computer. Spam filters normally check the content of an email and in case they come across particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting companies mix their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure better safety for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam email messages recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting
The safety of any email account that you create under a cloud hosting account with our company is ensured by the advanced SpamAssassin filter that we employ. You can activate it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it offers five levels of safety based on the spam score it gives to each and every message depending on various criteria, such as the frequency of specific words and phrases, the sender, and so on. If you keep receiving spam messages, you can always raise the level or if you’re afraid that you may omit a genuine email message, you can mix the automatic filter with a custom one and forward all messages from a certain sender to another mailbox. In case you decide that you no longer need an email filter for a given mailbox, you can disable it with just a couple of clicks of the mouse.