A spam filter is a software app that prevents undesirable messages from entering a given inbox. An enormous percentage of the email traffic around the world involves spam messages: offers for pills or money, forged banking notifications, etc. For this reason, it is pretty important to set up email filters in order to avoid not only unsolicited bulk emails, but also any possibility of being duped somehow. Filters detect various things, so as to provide better security – particular words and phrases or the frequency with which they appear in the text, the sender’s address, or the IP address of the sender’s mail server. Hosting providers often use the services of 3rd-party spam-detecting organizations that offer up-to-the-minute databases to make spam filtering easier and more efficient without affecting authentic email messages, even if they contain suspicious words.

Spam Filters in Web Hosting

Our web hosting servers rely on one of the very best anti-spam filters available on the market. It’s called SpamAssassin and is available with each shared web hosting plan, so if you host your domain names with our company, you can select one of the five protection levels that the anti-spam filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can do this with just two clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage all shared web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin examines the header section and the body of each and every email message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds according to the level that you have picked. Every mailbox can have a different level and you can select if the email messages that the spam filter reports as spam should be erased or re-sent to a different email address where you can examine them at a later time, so as to prevent erasing an authentic email message. Switching to another level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also extremely easy.