An email filter is a software application that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and keeps track of all inbound email messages in order to block any unasked-for ones from reaching a given inbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent banking statements or attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to infect your computer. Email filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email message and in case they spot certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the message or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain providers mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure better protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam email messages recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Hosting
If you order a hosting plan from us and if you take advantage of our mail services, you’ll be able to set up spam filtering for any of the email accounts that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With no more than a few mouse clicks, you can choose between five different levels of security. In case you start receiving spam, you can begin with the lowest one and then slowly boost the level until you stop receiving spam. We make use of one of the very best and most popular email filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It checks the header section and the body of each and every message that you receive and calculates a spam score, based on which it either deletes a given email message or permits it to reach your mailbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also allow you to configure custom spam filters and either delete undesirable emails or redirect them to a 3rd-party email address like where you can view them once more later.