A spam filter is a software app that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and keeps track of all inbound messages to hinder any undesirable ones from reaching a given inbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fake banking notices or attachments that contain malware sent with the intention of infecting your personal computer. Spam filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email and when they come across certain keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the message or redirect 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 ensure better security for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other information about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
The safety of any email account that you set up under a shared hosting account with our company is ensured by the advanced SpamAssassin filter that we use. You can activate it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it offers 5 safety levels based on the spam score given to each message depending on different parameters, such as the recurrence of specific words, the sender, and so on. If you keep receiving junk emails, you can always increase the level or if you are scared that you may omit a genuine message, you can mix the automated spam filter with a custom one and redirect all messages from a specific sender to a different mailbox. In case you reach the decision that you no longer want an email filter for a specific mailbox, you can disable it with no more than a few clicks of the mouse.