A spam filter is a software application that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP server and keeps track of all inbound messages so as to obstruct any undesirable ones from reaching a given mailbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fake banking statements or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea of damaging your personal computer. Email filters normally ‘scan’ the content of an email message and when they come across specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some providers combine their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam email messages recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting

Our shared web hosting servers rely on one of the best spam filters out there. It is called SpamAssassin and is offered with each and every shared web hosting plan, so in case you host your domain names with us, you can choose one of the 5 levels of protection that the filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can accomplish this with only two clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage all shared hosting accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header and the content of each and every email, calculates a spam score and then continues according to the level that you have chosen. Every mailbox can have a different level and you can choose whether the email messages that the spam filter labels as spam should be deleted or redirected to a different email account where you can examine them at a later time, so as to prevent erasing an authentic email. Switching to another level or deactivating the spam protection is also amazingly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use a semi-dedicated server plan from our company and if you create one or more mailboxes with any of the domains hosted under the account, you’ll be able to enable the advanced, 5-level SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide and keep all undesirable emails away from your inbox. This feature is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Email Manager section and it can be enabled or disabled for any mailbox whenever you want. You can also tweak the security level with a couple of mouse clicks in case junk emails continue to enter your mailbox or the anti-spam filter starts deleting genuine emails. Since you can select if the spam should be erased immediately or redirected to a different email account, you can create spam@domain.com, for example, and check all filtered email messages there, so as to ensure that you will not omit an email message that you need. The messages that the filter allows to go through will still be delivered to your mailbox.