A spam filter is a software application that’s installed on an email server and monitors all inbound email messages in order to block any unwanted ones from reaching a certain mailbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fake banking notices or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention of infecting your PC. Spam filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email message and in case they spot given keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting companies mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure better protection for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you decide to make use of the mail service that is offered with our semi-dedicated hosting, you can keep all unwanted messages out of your mailbox by enabling the 5-level spam protection service that we provide with every semi-dedicated server package. This can be done through the feature-stuffed Email Manager section of the Control Panel and we use the advanced SpamAssassin spam filter to make sure that we provide the best possible security for our customers. You can have a different level of protection for each email account and you can select whether the filtered email messages should be erased or re-sent to another email address where you can check them later so as to ensure that you won’t miss legitimate emails. Switching to another protection level or deactivating the spam protection is also easy and requires a couple of clicks.