An email filter is a software app that is installed on a POP3/IMAP server and keeps track of all inbound emails in order to prevent any unsolicited ones from reaching a specific inbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, false banking statements or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to damage your personal computer. Spam filters normally ‘scan’ the content of an email message and when they spot given keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some providers combine their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of security for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting

Our shared web hosting servers use one of the best spam filters available. It’s called SpamAssassin and is offered with each and every hosting plan, so if you host your domains with our company, you can pick one of the five levels of safety that the filter offers for any mailbox that you have here. You can do this with just two clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that’s used to manage all cloud web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header section and the content of every message, calculates a spam score and then continues in accordance with the level that you have chosen. Each mailbox can have a different level and you can select if the messages that the spam filter flags as spam should be deleted or redirected to another email address where you can view them later, so as to prevent deleting a legitimate message. Switching to some other level or disabling the spam protection is also extremely easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you create one or more mailboxes with any of the domain names hosted in your account, you will be able to enable the advanced, 5-level SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer and keep all undesired messages away from your inbox. This functionality is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Email Manager section and it can be activated or deactivated for any email account at any time. You can also change the level of protection with several mouse clicks in case junk messages continue to reach your inbox or the filter starts erasing legitimate messages. As you can choose if the spam should be deleted momentarily or forwarded to a separate email address, you can create spam@domain.com, for example, and view all filtered messages there, so as to make sure that you won’t miss a message that you require. The emails that the email filter permits to go through will still appear in your inbox.