A spam filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and keeps track of all incoming emails so as to obstruct any unwelcome ones from reaching a particular inbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, false banking notices or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to damage your computer. Email filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email and in case they spot particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting companies combine their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure better safety for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other information about spam emails recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Website Hosting

Our 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 cloud hosting package, so if you host your domains with us, you can opt for one of the 5 levels of safety that the anti-spam filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can accomplish this with only two clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage all cloud web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header field and the body of each and every email message, gives it a spam score and then continues based on the level that you have selected. Every email account can have a different level and you can select whether the emails that the anti-spam filter flags as spam should be deleted or delivered to a different email account where you can examine them later, so as to avoid deleting an authentic message. Switching to another level or disabling the protection is also surprisingly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you order a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you set up one or more email addresses with any of the domain names hosted in your account, you will be able to activate the powerful, five-level SpamAssassin filter that we provide and keep all undesired emails out of your mailbox. This feature is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Email Manager section and it can be activated or deactivated for any email account whenever you wish. You can also alter the safety level with a couple of mouse clicks if spam email messages still appear in your inbox or the filter begins erasing authentic emails. As you can choose if the spam should be erased momentarily or redirected to a different mailbox, you can create spam@domain.com, for instance, and check all filtered email messages there, so as to make certain that you will not omit a message that you require. The emails that the spam filter permits to proceed will still appear in your inbox.