An email filter is a software application that’s installed on a mail server and ‘scans’ all inbound email messages in order to stop any undesirable ones from reaching a given mailbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fake banking notifications or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to damage your personal computer. Email filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email message and in case they spot certain keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain providers combine their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of protection for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam email messages recently revealed by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting
If you get a cloud website hosting plan from our company and if you use our email services, you will be able to enable anti-spam protection for any of the email accounts that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With only several mouse clicks, you can pick between 5 separate levels of safety. In case you start getting spam, you can start with the lowest level and then gradually boost the level till you stop receiving spam. We use one of the best and most famous email filters out there called SpamAssassin. It examines the header section and the body of each email that you receive and calculates a spam score, based on which it either deletes a certain message or permits it to reach your mailbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also permit you to activate custom spam filters and either eliminate undesired messages or send them to a 3rd-party email address like where you can check them again afterwards.