Anti-spam and anti-virus



Anti-Virus and Anti-Spam Email Protection

OVH has set out various levels of email filtering to protect you from unsollicited emails containing spam and viruses.

Configuration is carried out via the Email section of the manager and is applied to all email accounts for the chosen domain.




Levels of Email Protection



Level 1: No Protection


No filters are activated. It is up to you to sort out all the emails you receive, preferably using anti-virus, spyware and ad-aware applications.



Without Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus Protection


Level 2: Anti-Spam Protection


OVH servers filter the most common types of spam according to the spam blacklists.
At this level most unsolicited commercial emails are removed



Anti-Spam Protection


Level 3: Anti-Virus and Anti-Spam Protection


Your emails pass via our robots which mark emails containing or suspected to contain spam and viruses. These annotations are added to the email subject line, enabling you to filter them without opening the message. You can even apply filtering rules to your email system automatically.

At this level, you receive all of your emails.



Examples of comments:


  • [ *** PROBABLY SPAM *** ] : Could contain SPAM
  • [ *** SPAM ALERT *** ] : Contains spam
  • [ *** VIRUS ALERT *** ] : Message contains a virus
  • Emails containing spam and viruses are deletedimmediately.

Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus Protection