An email filter is a software app that runs on a POP3/IMAP server and ‘scans’ all incoming email messages so as to hinder any unrequested ones from reaching a given inbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, false banking notices or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea to infect your PC. Email filters usually examine the content of an email and when they come across some keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosts mix their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure better protection for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam messages recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Web Hosting

Our cloud web hosting servers rely on one of the best spam filters out there. It is called SpamAssassin and is included with every shared web hosting plan, so if you host your domain names with us, you can opt for one of the five safety levels that the spam filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with just two clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that’s used to manage all cloud hosting accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header and the body of each and every email, calculates a spam score and then continues on the basis of the level that you’ve opted for. Each email account can have a different setting and you can select whether the email messages that the filter classifies as spam should be erased or forwarded to a different email account where you can examine them at a later point in time, so as to prevent erasing a genuine email message. Switching to a different level or disabling the protection is also surprisingly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company and if you create one or more email addresses with any of the domains hosted in the account, you’ll be able to enable the advanced, five-level SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we offer and keep all unsolicited messages out of your mailbox. This option is accessible through the Hepsia Control Panel’s Email Manager section and it can be activated or deactivated for any email account whenever you want. You can also configure the security level with a few clicks in case spam emails continue to enter your inbox or the filter starts deleting legitimate messages. As you can select if the spam should be erased immediately or redirected to another email account, you can set up spam@domain.com, for instance, and view all filtered messages there, so as to make certain that you won’t omit an email that you need. The emails that the spam filter permits to proceed will still be delivered to your inbox.