A spam filter is a software app that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP server and monitors all incoming email messages to block any unwanted ones from reaching a particular mailbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fake banking statements or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to infect your PC. Spam filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email message and in case they come across given keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the message or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosts mix their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure better security for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you reach the decision to make use of the email service that is offered with our semi-dedicated servers, you can keep all undesirable messages out of your inbox by activating the 5-level spam protection that we offer with every semi-dedicated package. This can be done via the feature-loaded Email Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and we rely on the advanced SpamAssassin email filter to ensure that we provide the very best possible protection for our clients. You can have a different level of protection for each email account and you can choose whether the filtered email messages should be erased or re-sent to another mailbox where you can read them later so as to ensure that you won’t lose legitimate emails. Switching to another level or disabling the anti-spam protection is also easy and requires a couple of clicks.