A spam filter is a software app that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all incoming messages in order to hinder any unasked-for ones from entering a given inbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent banking statements or email attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to infect your personal computer. Spam filters normally check the content of an email message and when they detect some keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting providers mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other information about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

Our shared hosting servers use one of the very best anti-spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is offered with each and every hosting plan, so in case you host your domains with us, you can select one of the five levels of security that the spam filter offers for any mailbox that you have here. You can accomplish this with only two clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage all cloud web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header and the body of each email, calculates a spam score and then continues based on the level that you have opted for. Every email account can have a different level and you can choose whether the email messages that the anti-spam filter flags as spam should be deleted or redirected to some other email account where you can check them at a later point in time, so as to avoid erasing a genuine email. Switching to some other level or deactivating the protection is also truly 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 domains hosted in your account, you will be able to activate the advanced, five-level SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer and keep all unwelcome messages out of your inbox. This option is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it can be enabled or disabled for any mailbox whenever you want. You can also change the level of security with several mouse clicks in case junk email messages continue to reach your inbox or the anti-spam filter begins removing genuine emails. Since you can select whether the spam should be erased momentarily or delivered to some other mailbox, you can create spam@domain.com, for example, and view all filtered email messages there, so as to make certain that you won’t omit an email message that you require. The email messages that the filter allows to proceed will still appear in your inbox.