A spam filter is a software application that’s installed on an email server and keeps track of all incoming email messages to stop any unrequested ones from reaching a particular mailbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fake banking notices or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to damage your personal computer. Spam filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email message and when they detect given keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the message or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain companies combine their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of security for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam emails recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting

Our cloud hosting servers rely on one of the best anti-spam filters out there. It is called SpamAssassin and is offered with each shared hosting package, so if you host your domain names with our company, you can opt for one of the 5 security levels that the spam filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with just 2 clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all shared web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header field and the body of every message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds based on the level that you have opted for. Each email account can have a different setting and you can select whether the email messages that the spam filter reports as spam should be deleted or delivered to a separate email address where you can review them at a later time, so as to avoid erasing a genuine email. Switching to another level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also incredibly easy.