A spam filter is a piece of software that is installed on an email server and keeps track of all inbound emails in order to hinder any unwanted ones from reaching a given mailbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank statements or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to infect your computer. Email filters typically examine the content of an email and when they come across particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the message or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts mix their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of protection for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Shared Hosting
The safety of any email account that you set up in a shared hosting account with us is ensured by the powerful SpamAssassin email filter that we use. You can enable it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it comes with five levels of security based on the spam score it gives to each message depending on different criteria, such as the frequency of certain words, the sender, and so on. If you keep getting junk email messages, you can always increase the level or if you are scared that you may omit a genuine message, you can mix the automatic email filter with a custom one and redirect all messages from a certain sender to a different mailbox. If you reach the decision that you no longer want a spam filter for a certain mailbox, you can deactivate it with just a few clicks of the mouse.