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 Web Hosting

Our web hosting servers rely on one of the best spam filters out there. It is called SpamAssassin and is included with each and every shared web hosting plan, so in case you host your domain names with us, you can opt for one of the five levels of safety that the spam filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with only 2 clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage all web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header and the body of every email message, calculates a spam score and then continues based on the level that you’ve chosen. Each email account can have a different level and you can select whether the emails that the filter labels as spam should be deleted or redirected to some other mailbox where you can review them later, so as to prevent deleting an authentic email message. Changing the level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also remarkably easy.