An email filter is a software application that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all incoming emails in order to block any unwelcome ones from reaching a specific mailbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, false bank notices or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea of infecting your personal computer. Spam filters typically examine the content of an email and if they detect certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email message or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting providers combine their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of protection for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam email messages recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

Our shared hosting servers use one of the best anti-spam filters available. It is called SpamAssassin and is available with each and every cloud hosting plan, so if you host your domain names with our company, you can pick one of the 5 levels of protection that the anti-spam filter offers for any mailbox that you have here. You can do this with just two clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header and the body of each email, gives it a spam score and then proceeds according to the level that you’ve selected. Each email account can have a different level and you can choose if the messages that the anti-spam filter flags as spam should be erased or forwarded to a separate email address where you can check them later, so as to avoid erasing a legitimate email. Switching to a different level or deactivating the spam protection is also surprisingly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages, you will not need to worry about junk emails stuffing your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can resort to the famous SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we provide with every semi-dedicated hosting account. Our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any email account with several clicks of the mouse and you can pick one of the five levels of protection – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any time if, for example, genuine email messages get filtered, or if unsolicited bulk messages go through and reach your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered messages to be forwarded to a special email account such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. In this way, you can examine them every now and then to ensure that you haven’t missed a genuine message.