A spam filter is a software app that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all incoming email messages so as to stop any unwelcome ones from entering a particular mailbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false bank notifications or email attachments that contain malware sent with the intention of infecting your personal computer. Spam filters normally examine the content of an email and when they spot particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting providers mix their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of protection for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam emails recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Hosting

The security of any mailbox that you set up under a hosting account with us is guaranteed by the powerful SpamAssassin filter that we employ. You can activate it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it comes with five safety levels based on the spam score given to each and every email message depending on different parameters, such as the frequency of certain words, the sender, etc. If you keep receiving spam emails, you can always increase the level or if you are scared that you may omit an authentic message, you can mix the automated email filter with a custom one and forward all messages from a given sender to some other email account. In case you decide that you no longer want an email filter for a specific mailbox, you can deactivate it with only a couple of clicks.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, you will not need to worry about spam messages filling up your mailboxes every now and then, as you can make use of the popular SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we provide with each and every account. Our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any email account with a couple of clicks and you can pick one of the five levels of safety – from very low to very high. The level can be altered at any moment if, for instance, authentic messages get filtered, or if junk email messages go through and reach your Inbox folder. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered messages to be delivered to a special email account such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. Thus, you can examine them every now and then to make sure that you have not missed a legitimate email message.