A spam filter is a piece of software that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and ‘scans’ all inbound email messages to impede any unwanted ones from reaching a particular mailbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fake banking notifications or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea of damaging your personal computer. Email filters normally examine the content of an email message and if they spot particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting providers mix their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure better safety for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam email messages recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

The safety of any email account that you set up in a shared hosting account with us is guaranteed by the powerful SpamAssassin filter that we employ. You can enable it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it comes with 5 levels of safety based on the spam score given to every email in accordance with various parameters, such as the recurrence of particular words and phrases, the sender, and so on. If you keep receiving junk emails, you can always increase the level or if you are afraid that you may miss a legitimate email, you can combine the automated filter with a custom one and redirect all email messages from a certain sender to another mailbox. If you reach the decision that you no longer need anti-spam protection for a given email account, you can deactivate it with only several clicks of the mouse.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use one of our semi-dedicated plans, you will not have to worry about spam messages cramming your mailboxes all the time, as you can make use of the famous SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with each and every semi-dedicated account. Our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any email account with several mouse clicks and you can pick one of the five security levels – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any time if, for instance, genuine messages get filtered, or if unsolicited bulk email messages go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered messages to be delivered to a special email account like spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. In this way, you can check them from time to time to make certain that you haven’t omitted a genuine message.