An email filter is a piece of software that runs on an email server and ‘scans’ all incoming messages so as to obstruct any undesired ones from reaching a particular inbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent bank notifications or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea of infecting your personal computer. Email filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email message and if they detect given keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email message or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting providers mix their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting

If you get a shared website hosting package from us and if you take advantage of our mail services, you’ll be able to set up spam filters for any of the mailboxes that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just several mouse clicks, you can select between 5 different levels of protection. If you start getting spam, you can begin with the lowest level and then slowly boost the level till you stop receiving spam. We use one of the very best and most popular email filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It checks the header field and the body of every email that you get and determines a spam score, based on which it either erases a particular email or permits it to reach your inbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also allow you to create custom filters and either get rid of unsolicited emails or forward them to a third-party email address such as spam@domain.com where you can double-check them later.