An email filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all incoming messages so as to hinder any unasked-for ones from entering a particular inbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fake banking notices or attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to infect your personal computer. Email filters usually examine the content of an email and in case they come across certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the message or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting companies combine their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure better safety for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam emails recently revealed by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
The safety of any email account that you create under a shared hosting account with our company is ensured by the powerful SpamAssassin filter that we use. You can enable it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it offers 5 protection levels based on the spam score it gives to each email message in accordance with various criteria, such as the recurrence of specific words and phrases, the sender, etc. If you keep receiving unsolicited bulk emails, you can always increase the level or if you are afraid that you may miss a genuine email message, you can combine the automated email filter with a custom one and redirect all email messages from a given sender to a different email address. In case you decide that you no longer require anti-spam protection for a given email account, you can deactivate it with no more than several mouse clicks.