An email filter is a software app that is installed on a POP3/IMAP server and monitors all incoming email messages so as to block any unsolicited ones from entering a given mailbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false bank notices or attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to infect your computer. Email filters normally ‘scan’ the content of an email and in case they spot certain keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts mix their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of security for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other information 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 anti-spam filters available on the market. It is called SpamAssassin and is included with every cloud web hosting package, so in case you host your domain names with us, you can opt for one of the 5 safety levels that the spam filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can do this with just two mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all hosting accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header and the body of each and every email, gives it a spam score and then continues based on the level that you’ve chosen. Each email account can have a different level and you can choose whether the email messages that the filter flags as spam should be erased or re-sent to a separate email account where you can view them at a later point in time, so as to avoid erasing an authentic email. Switching to another level or disabling the anti-spam protection is also extremely 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 email accounts with any of the domain names hosted under your account, you’ll be able to activate the powerful, five-level SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we provide and keep all unwelcome emails out of your mailbox. This feature is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it can be activated or deactivated for any email account whenever you like. You can also fine-tune the level of security with several mouse clicks if unsolicited bulk email messages continue to enter your inbox or the filter begins deleting legitimate emails. Since you can choose whether the spam should be erased right away or forwarded to some other email account, you can set up spam@domain.com, for example, and view all filtered messages there, so as to ensure that you won’t miss an email message that you need. The emails that the anti-spam filter allows to go through will still appear in your inbox.