An email filter is a software application that is installed on a POP3/IMAP server and keeps track of all incoming messages so as to obstruct any undesirable ones from reaching a particular mailbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent banking notifications or attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to infect your PC. Spam filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email and if they come across particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email or redirect it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting providers mix their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure better protection for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting

Our shared web hosting servers employ one of the very best spam filters available on the market. It’s called SpamAssassin and is available with each shared hosting plan, so if you host your domain names with our company, you can select one of the 5 levels of security that the anti-spam filter offers for any mailbox that you have here. You can do this with just two mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all cloud web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin examines the header section and the body of every email message, gives it a spam score and then continues based on the level that you’ve opted for. Each email account can have a different setting and you can select whether the emails that the anti-spam filter flags as spam should be erased or redirected to a different email account where you can review them at a later time, so as to avoid deleting a genuine email. Changing the level or disabling the protection is also rather easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, you will not have to worry about spam emails clogging your mailboxes every now and then, as you can resort to the famous SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with each account. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any mailbox with a few mouse clicks and you can pick any of the 5 protection levels – from very low to very high. The level can be altered at any time if, for instance, authentic messages get blocked, or if spam emails go through and reach your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered emails to be delivered to a special mailbox like [email protected] and not to be deleted. Thus, you can examine them every now and then to make sure that you have not missed out on a legitimate email message.