A spam filter is a software app that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming emails so as to obstruct any unasked-for ones from reaching a specific mailbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent bank notices or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to infect your personal computer. Email filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email and if they spot given keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email message or redirect it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosts combine their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of safety for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam email messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Web Hosting

If you decide to host your domains with our company and you pick any of our Linux web hosting, you’ll be able to enable spam filters for any email address that you create. With a couple of mouse clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can set up 5 different safety levels. If you continue to get unsolicited bulk emails or the filters start preventing legitimate email messages from entering your mailbox, you can change the level just as easily. The efficiency of our anti-spam service is guaranteed by one of the most famous filters – SpamAssassin. If you don’t want to risk missing a genuine email that may be mistaken for spam owing to its content, you can also set up custom filters based on the body, the sender or the subject of the message and forward the emails to another mailbox where you can read them at a later time.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting services, you won’t need to worry about unsolicited bulk emails cramming your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can make use of the famous SpamAssassin email filter that we offer with each semi-dedicated hosting account. Our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any email account with a couple of clicks and you can pick one of the 5 protection levels – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any time if, for instance, genuine email messages get filtered, or if unsolicited bulk email messages go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered email messages to be forwarded to a special email account like spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. In this way, you can check them every now and then to ensure that you haven’t missed out on a genuine message.