A spam filter is a piece of software that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all inbound email messages so as to stop any unwelcome ones from entering a given inbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fake bank notifications or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to infect your computer. Spam filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email message and if they detect specific 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. Certain web hosting providers combine their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee better safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

Our shared hosting servers rely on one of the best spam filters available. It’s called SpamAssassin and is included with every cloud web hosting package, so in case you host your domains with us, you can pick one of the five levels of protection that the filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can do this with only two clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage all shared accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header section and the body of every email message, calculates a spam score and then continues according to the level that you’ve picked. Every email account can have a different level and you can select whether the messages that the filter labels as spam should be erased or re-sent to a different mailbox where you can review them later, so as to prevent erasing a genuine email. Changing the level or disabling the spam protection is also astonishingly easy.