A spam filter is a piece of software that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and keeps track of all inbound messages to impede any unrequested ones from reaching a particular inbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent banking notices or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention of infecting your computer. Email filters normally examine the content of an email and in case they spot particular keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting providers mix their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure better security for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Web Hosting

The safety of any mailbox that you create in a web hosting account with our company is guaranteed by the powerful SpamAssassin email filter that we use. You can activate it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it comes with 5 levels of security based on the spam score given to every email depending on different criteria, such as the recurrence of certain words and phrases, the sender, etc. If you keep getting unsolicited bulk emails, you can always increase the level or if you are scared that you may miss an authentic email message, you can combine the automated email filter with a custom one and redirect all email messages from a particular sender to a separate mailbox. If you decide that you no longer need anti-spam protection for a specific mailbox, you can deactivate it with only a few clicks of the mouse.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, you will not need to worry about junk messages filling up your mailboxes every now and then, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin email filter that we offer with each semi-dedicated server account. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any email account with a couple of clicks and you can select one of the 5 levels of protection – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any time if, for example, legitimate messages get blocked, or if spam messages go through and appear in your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered email messages to be re-sent to a special mailbox such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. Thus, you can examine them every now and then to ensure that you haven’t missed a legitimate email message.