A spam filter is a piece of software that is installed on a mail server and monitors all inbound email messages in order to obstruct any unsolicited ones from entering a specific mailbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, false banking statements or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention of infecting your personal computer. Spam filters typically examine the content of an email and in case they spot some keywords or other dubious 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 filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of security for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting

Our cloud website hosting servers use one of the very best anti-spam filters available. It is called SpamAssassin and is included with each hosting package, so in case you host your domain names with our company, you can choose one of the five levels of security that the anti-spam filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with only 2 mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header and the body of each message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds based on the level that you’ve picked. Each mailbox can have a different level and you can choose whether the email messages that the anti-spam filter considers as spam should be erased or delivered to another mailbox where you can view them later, so as to prevent erasing a legitimate email message. Switching to some other level or disabling the spam protection is also pretty easy.