A spam filter is a piece of software that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP server and ‘scans’ all incoming emails to prevent any unwelcome ones from reaching a specific mailbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, false banking statements or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea to infect your PC. Spam filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email and in case they come across given keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting companies mix their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee better security for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam emails recently detected by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you reach the decision to use the email service that is offered with our semi-dedicated plans, you can keep all undesirable emails out of your mailbox by activating the 5-level spam protection service that we provide with every semi-dedicated package. This can be accomplished via the feature-rich Email Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and we employ the powerful SpamAssassin email filter to make sure that we offer the best possible protection for our clients. You can have a different level of protection for each email account and you can select whether the filtered messages should be deleted or forwarded to a different email address where you can read them at a later point in time in order to make sure that you will not lose legitimate email messages. Switching to another level of protection or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also easy and requires a few clicks of the mouse.