An email filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all inbound emails so as to prevent any unrequested ones from entering a particular mailbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank statements or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea to damage your computer. Spam filters usually check the content of an email message and in case they come across given keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email or deliver it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting companies combine their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure better protection for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting

If you get a cloud hosting plan from us and if you make use of our mail services, you will be able to set up spam filtering for any of the mailboxes that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With no more than a few clicks, you can select between 5 different levels of safety. In case you start receiving spam, you can start with the lowest level and then slowly increase the level till you stop getting spam. We rely on one of the best and most famous email filters out there called SpamAssassin. It ‘scans’ the header section and the body of every message that you receive and calculates a spam score, based on which it either erases a given message or allows it to reach your mailbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also permit you to create custom filters and either get rid of unwanted messages or redirect them to a 3rd-party email address such as spam@domain.com where you can view them once again afterwards.