An email filter is a software app that runs on an email server and ‘scans’ all incoming messages in order to stop any unsolicited ones from reaching a specific inbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, false bank statements or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to infect your personal computer. Spam filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email and in case they spot given keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts combine their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of security for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam emails recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting

Our shared website hosting servers rely on one of the very best spam filters available on the market. It is called SpamAssassin and is offered with each and every plan, so if you host your domain names with our company, you can choose one of the five protection levels that the anti-spam filter offers for any mailbox 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 shared accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header and the content of every message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds based on the level that you’ve opted for. Every email account can have a different level and you can choose if the email messages that the anti-spam filter reports as spam should be deleted or forwarded to another mailbox where you can view them later, so as to avoid erasing an authentic email message. Switching to a different level or deactivating the protection is also incredibly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company and if you create one or more email accounts with any of the domain names hosted in the account, you’ll be able to enable the advanced, five-level SpamAssassin filter that we offer and keep all unsolicited messages away from your inbox. This service 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 change the security level with a couple of mouse clicks if junk emails continue to reach your mailbox or the email filter starts removing legitimate messages. Since you can choose if the spam should be erased instantaneously or delivered to a different email account, you can set up spam@domain.com, for instance, and view all filtered emails there, so as to make sure that you will not omit a message that you need. The email messages that the filter allows to go through will still be delivered to your mailbox.