An email filter is a software app that runs on a POP3/IMAP email server and ‘scans’ all incoming email messages so as to prevent any unwelcome ones from entering a specific mailbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fake bank notifications or email attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to infect your personal computer. Email filters normally examine the content of an email message and when they spot specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or deliver 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-tracking organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other information about spam email messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Website Hosting

Our website hosting servers use one of the best spam filters out there. It is called SpamAssassin and is included with each and every cloud hosting plan, so in case you host your domains with our company, you can opt for one of the five levels of safety that the spam filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can do this with only 2 mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header and the body of each and every email message, calculates 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 choose if the email messages that the anti-spam filter classifies as spam should be deleted or re-sent to another mailbox where you can review them later, so as to avoid erasing a legitimate email. Switching to some other level or disabling the anti-spam protection is also quite easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, you will not need to worry about spam messages filling up your mailboxes all the time, as you can take advantage of the popular SpamAssassin filter that we provide with each semi-dedicated hosting account. Our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any email account with several clicks and you can choose one of the five levels of safety – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any time if, for example, legitimate messages get blocked, or if spam email messages go through and appear in your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered emails to be delivered to a special mailbox such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. In this way, you can go through them every now and then to ensure that you have not missed a genuine email.