An email filter is a software app that runs on a POP3/IMAP server and ‘scans’ all incoming messages to stop any unwanted ones from entering a particular mailbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank notices or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to damage your PC. Email filters typically check the content of an email and when they come across certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting companies mix their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee better security for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Hosting

The protection of any email account that you set up under a hosting account with our company is guaranteed by the powerful SpamAssassin filter that we use. You can enable it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it offers 5 safety levels based on the spam score given to each and every message depending on various criteria, such as the frequency of certain words and phrases, the sender, and so on. If you keep getting junk messages, you can always increase the level or if you are scared that you may miss a legitimate email message, you can mix the automatic email filter with a custom one and forward all emails from a specific sender to some other email address. In case you decide that you no longer need anti-spam protection for a particular email account, you can deactivate it with just several clicks.