A spam filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP server and keeps track of all inbound emails so as to obstruct any unwelcome ones from entering a particular mailbox. A few instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, false bank notifications or email attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to damage your computer. Email filters usually check the content of an email and if they detect particular keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email message or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain companies combine their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently revealed by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting
The security of any email account that you create under a cloud hosting account with us is ensured by the advanced SpamAssassin spam filter that we employ. You can enable it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it comes with five protection levels based on the spam score it gives to each and every email message depending on different criteria, such as the frequency of given words and phrases, the sender, etc. If you keep receiving junk email messages, you can always raise the level or if you’re afraid that you may omit an authentic email, you can mix the automatic spam filter with a custom one and redirect all messages from a certain sender to another email address. If you reach the decision that you no longer need an email filter for a given mailbox, you can deactivate it with no more than a few clicks.