An email filter is an app that prevents undesirable messages from reaching a particular mailbox. A substantial percentage of the email communication around the world is composed of spam emails: offers for pills or money, sham bank notifications, etc. That’s why, it’s rather important to use email filters to avoid not only spam messages, but also any possibility of being conned in some way. Email filters detect various things, so as to provide higher levels of protection – particular words or the frequency with which they appear in the text, the sender’s address, or the IP of the sender’s SMTP server. Web hosting companies frequently use the services of 3rd-party spam-detecting organizations that provide up-to-date databases to make spam filtering simpler and more effective without affecting genuine emails, even if they comprise suspicious words.

Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting

Our shared website hosting servers use one of the very best spam filters available. It is called SpamAssassin and is offered with every cloud web hosting plan, so if you host your domains with us, you can opt for one of the 5 protection levels that the filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with just two clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that’s used to manage all cloud web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header and the body of every email message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds in accordance with the level that you’ve selected. Every mailbox can have a different setting and you can select whether the email messages that the anti-spam filter labels as spam should be deleted or re-sent to some other mailbox where you can view them later, so as to prevent erasing a genuine email. Switching to some other level or disabling the spam protection is also surprisingly easy.