A spam filter is a piece of software that runs on an email server and keeps track of all inbound emails to block any undesirable ones from reaching a specific inbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false banking notifications or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to infect your PC. Spam filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email and in case they come across given keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosts mix their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of security for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam emails recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you decide to make use of the mail service that comes with our semi-dedicated servers, you can keep all unwelcome messages away from your mailbox by enabling the five-level anti-spam protection that we offer with each semi-dedicated server plan. This can be done via the feature-crammed Email Manager section of the Control Panel and we use the advanced SpamAssassin email filter to make certain that we provide the best possible security for our clients. You can have a different level of protection for each mailbox and you can choose if the filtered emails should be erased or re-sent to a different mailbox where you can read them at a later time to make sure that you won’t omit authentic messages. Switching to some other level of protection or disabling the protection is also easy and takes several clicks.