An email filter is a software application that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all incoming email messages in order to impede any unwelcome ones from reaching a specific inbox. A few instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, false bank notifications or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to damage your PC. Email filters normally check the content of an email and in case they come across specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the message or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting providers combine their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of security for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam messages recently reported by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Website Hosting
The security of any mailbox that you create in a website hosting account with our company is guaranteed by the powerful SpamAssassin email filter that we employ. You can activate it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it comes with 5 levels of protection based on the spam score it gives to each and every email in accordance with different criteria, such as the frequency of specific words and phrases, the sender, and so on. If you keep getting unsolicited bulk email messages, you can always increase the level or if you are afraid that you may skip an authentic email message, you can combine the automated filter with a custom one and redirect all messages from a certain sender to another mailbox. If you decide that you no longer want anti-spam protection for a given email account, you can disable it with just a few clicks.