A spam filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming email messages in order to obstruct any undesired ones from entering a certain inbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, false banking notifications or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea of damaging your personal computer. Email filters normally ‘scan’ the content of an email and when they detect some keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting companies combine their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure better protection for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam emails recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting

Our cloud website hosting servers employ one of the best anti-spam filters out there. It is called SpamAssassin and is included with each shared web hosting plan, so in case you host your domain names with us, you can pick one of the 5 protection levels that the anti-spam filter offers for any mailbox that you have here. You can accomplish this with only 2 clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that’s used to manage all shared accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header and the content of every message, calculates a spam score and then proceeds on the basis of the level that you have opted for. Every mailbox can have a different level and you can choose if the emails that the filter considers as spam should be deleted or delivered to another email address where you can examine them later, so as to avoid deleting a genuine message. Switching to another level or disabling the spam protection is also really 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 domains hosted in the account, you’ll be able to enable the advanced, five-level SpamAssassin email filter that we provide and keep all unsolicited email messages away from your mailbox. This service is accessible through the Hepsia Control Panel’s Email Manager section and it can be enabled or disabled for any mailbox whenever you like. You can also configure the security level with several mouse clicks if spam emails still enter your mailbox or the filter begins removing genuine emails. Since you can choose whether the spam should be deleted right away or forwarded to another mailbox, you can set up spam@domain.com, for example, and view all filtered email messages there, so as to make certain that you won’t miss a message that you need. The emails that the spam filter allows to go through will still be delivered to your inbox.