A spam filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and monitors all inbound email messages in order to impede any undesirable ones from reaching a certain mailbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fake banking notifications or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to infect your PC. Spam filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email and when they detect certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting companies combine their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of protection for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam emails recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

Our shared hosting servers use one of the very best spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is included with each cloud web hosting plan, so if you host your domain names with us, you can opt for one of the five levels of security that the anti-spam filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with just 2 mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header field and the body of each message, calculates a spam score and then continues based on the level that you’ve opted for. Each mailbox can have a different setting and you can select if the emails that the anti-spam filter reports as spam should be erased or re-sent to a separate mailbox where you can check them at a later time, so as to prevent erasing a genuine email. Switching to another level or disabling the anti-spam protection is also very easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you order a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you create one or more mailboxes with any of the domains hosted in your account, you’ll be able to enable the powerful, five-level SpamAssassin email filter that we offer and keep all unsolicited emails out of your mailbox. This option is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Email Manager section and it can be activated or deactivated for any mailbox whenever you wish. You can also alter the protection level with several clicks in case junk emails still enter your inbox or the filter starts erasing legitimate email messages. As you can choose whether the spam should be deleted straight away or re-sent to a separate email account, you can set up spam@domain.com, for instance, and view all filtered messages there, so as to make sure that you will not miss an email that you need. The emails that the filter permits to go through will still appear in your inbox.