A spam filter is a software application that runs on an email server and keeps track of all inbound emails to impede any unwanted ones from reaching a certain mailbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank statements or attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to damage your PC. Spam filters normally check the content of an email and in case they detect certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email message or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting providers combine their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee better safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting

Our cloud hosting servers employ one of the best spam filters available on the market. It’s called SpamAssassin and is offered with each web hosting package, so in case you host your domains with us, you can select one of the five levels of safety that the filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can do this with only two clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all shared accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header and the content of each message, calculates a spam score and then continues based on the level that you have opted for. Every mailbox can have a different level and you can select whether the messages that the filter considers as spam should be deleted or forwarded to another email account where you can read them at a later time, so as to prevent deleting a genuine message. Changing the level or deactivating the protection is also very easy.