An email filter is a piece of software that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP server and ‘scans’ all incoming messages so as to stop any unwanted ones from reaching a particular inbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fake bank notifications or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to infect your personal computer. Spam filters normally examine the content of an email and if they spot some keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting companies combine their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of protection for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam email messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers, you won’t need to worry about unsolicited bulk emails clogging your mailboxes every now and then, as you can take advantage of the popular SpamAssassin email filter that we offer with every account. Our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any email account with several clicks and you can pick any of the 5 protection levels – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any time if, for instance, authentic email messages get filtered, or if junk email messages go through and reach your Inbox folder. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered emails to be delivered to a special email account like spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. Thus, you can check them from time to time to make certain that you have not missed a legitimate message.