A spam filter is a software application that prevents unwanted messages from reaching a given inbox. An enormous percentage of the email traffic around the world is composed of spam emails: offers for pills or money, forged banking notifications, and so on. That is why, it is quite important to use filters in order to avoid not only unsolicited bulk messages, but also any chance of being scammed somehow. Filters detect different things, so as to provide better security – specific words and phrases or the frequency with which they surface in the text, the sender’s address, or the IP of the sender’s outgoing mail server. Web hosting companies frequently make use of the services of third-party spam-tracking organizations that offer up-to-date databases in order to render spam filtering better and simpler without affecting authentic emails, even if they contain suspicious words or phrases.

Spam Filters in Website Hosting

Our website hosting servers use one of the very best anti-spam filters out there. It is called SpamAssassin and is offered with each hosting package, so if you host your domain names with us, you can opt for one of the 5 levels of security that the spam filter offers for any mailbox that you have here. You can do this with just 2 clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all shared hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header field and the content of each and every email message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds based on the level that you have opted for. Every email account can have a different level and you can select whether the email messages that the anti-spam filter reports as spam should be erased or forwarded to a separate email account where you can read them later, so as to avoid erasing an authentic email. Switching to a different level or disabling the spam protection is also truly easy.