An email filter is a software app that runs on an email server and monitors all incoming email messages in order to stop any unwelcome ones from reaching a specific inbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false bank statements or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea of damaging your PC. Email filters normally examine the content of an email message and in case they detect some keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the message or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts mix their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure better safety for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam email messages recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you reach the decision to make use of the mail service that is offered with our semi-dedicated hosting plans, you can keep all undesired email messages out of your inbox by activating the 5-level anti-spam protection service that we offer with each semi-dedicated package. This can be achieved via the feature-ridden Email Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and we rely on the powerful SpamAssassin email filter to ensure that we provide the best possible security for our clients. You can have a different anti-spam level for each email account and you can choose whether the filtered email messages should be deleted or redirected to a different email account where you can check them at a later point in time in order to make certain that you will not omit genuine email messages. Switching to another level of protection or disabling the anti-spam protection is also easy and requires a couple of clicks.