An email filter is a software app that runs on a POP3/IMAP email server and keeps track of all inbound messages in order to prevent any undesired ones from entering a certain inbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, false bank statements or attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to damage your computer. Email filters typically check the content of an email message and when they spot given keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email message or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting providers combine their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure better security for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam emails recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting

Our shared website hosting servers rely on one of the very best spam filters out there. It is called SpamAssassin and is offered with every web hosting package, so in case you host your domain names with our company, you can pick one of the 5 levels of protection that the spam filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with just two mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all shared hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header field and the body of every email, calculates a spam score and then proceeds according to the level that you’ve opted for. Every email account can have a different level and you can choose whether the email messages that the filter labels as spam should be deleted or delivered to another email address where you can check them later, so as to prevent deleting a genuine email. Changing the level or disabling the anti-spam protection is also truly 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 email addresses with any of the domain names hosted under your account, you will be able to activate the advanced, 5-level SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide and keep all undesired emails away from your mailbox. This functionality is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Email Manager section and it can be enabled or disabled for any email account whenever you wish. You can also configure the level of protection with several clicks in case junk messages continue to reach your mailbox or the anti-spam filter starts erasing legitimate messages. Since you can choose if the spam should be erased immediately or forwarded to another mailbox, you can set up spam@domain.com, for instance, and check all filtered messages there, so as to make certain that you won’t omit an email message that you need. The email messages that the filter allows to go through will still appear in your inbox.