A spam filter is a software app that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and ‘scans’ all incoming email messages to obstruct any undesired ones from reaching a specific inbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent bank notifications or attachments that contain malware sent with the idea of infecting your PC. Email filters usually check the content of an email message and in case they come across specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email message or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting providers combine their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of security for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting

Our cloud hosting servers rely on one of the best anti-spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is available with every package, so if you host your domain names with us, you can opt for one of the 5 levels of protection that the anti-spam filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can accomplish this with just 2 clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all shared accounts. SpamAssassin examines the header section and the body of each email message, calculates a spam score and then proceeds in accordance with the level that you’ve chosen. Every mailbox can have a different level and you can choose if the email messages that the filter considers as spam should be deleted or re-sent to some other mailbox where you can review them later, so as to avoid erasing a genuine email. Switching to a different level or disabling the protection is also amazingly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, you won’t need to worry about unsolicited bulk messages cramming your mailboxes all the time, as you can make use of the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide with every account. Our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any email account with a few clicks of the mouse and you can pick one of the 5 safety levels – from very low to very high. The level can be altered at any time if, for example, authentic emails get filtered, or if spam emails go through and reach your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered emails to be redirected to a special mailbox like spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. Thus, you can examine them from time to time to make certain that you have not omitted a legitimate email.