A spam filter is a software app that is installed on a mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming email messages to block any unsolicited ones from entering a given inbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fake bank notifications or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea of infecting your computer. Spam filters usually examine the content of an email message and when they come across specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain companies mix their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of security for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting

Our cloud hosting servers employ one of the best spam filters available. It’s called SpamAssassin and is included with each and every hosting plan, so in case you host your domain names with our company, you can select one of the 5 security levels that the anti-spam filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can do this with only two clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that’s used to manage all hosting accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header section and the content of each and every message, calculates a spam score and then continues according to the level that you have selected. Every email account can have a different setting and you can select whether the emails that the anti-spam filter reports as spam should be deleted or re-sent to another email account where you can review them at a later time, so as to prevent erasing an authentic message. Switching to another level or disabling the protection is also quite easy.