A spam filter is a software application that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all incoming messages in order to prevent any unsolicited ones from reaching a specific inbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent banking statements or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to infect your computer. Email filters usually check the content of an email message and if they come across certain keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email message or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting companies combine their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of security for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam emails recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Hosting

If you order a hosting plan from us and if you take advantage of our email services, you’ll be able to set up spam filters for any of the email accounts that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With only a few clicks, you can select between 5 different safety levels. In case you start getting spam, you can begin with the lowest one and then gradually increase the level until you stop getting spam. We use one of the best and most popular spam filters available called SpamAssassin. It examines the header section and the body of every email that you get and calculates a spam score, based on which it either deletes a specific email message or permits it to reach your inbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also permit you to create custom email filters and either delete unwelcome email messages or forward them to a third-party address like spam@domain.com where you can check them again at a later point in time.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you take advantage of one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, you won’t have to worry about unsolicited bulk email messages clogging your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can make use of the popular SpamAssassin filter that we offer with each and every semi-dedicated account. Our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any mailbox with several mouse clicks and you can select any of the 5 security levels – from very low to very high. The level can be altered at any moment if, for example, authentic emails get filtered, or if junk emails go through and appear in your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered emails to be re-sent to a special mailbox such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. In this way, you can check them every now and then to make sure that you have not missed a genuine message.