A spam filter is a software app that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming messages in order to obstruct any unrequested ones from entering a given mailbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank notifications or attachments that contain malware sent with the intention of infecting your computer. Email filters normally check the content of an email message and in case they come across specific keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email message or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain companies combine their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee better protection for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam messages recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting

Our shared website hosting servers rely on one of the very best spam filters available. It’s called SpamAssassin and is offered with each web hosting package, so if you host your domains with us, you can pick one of the 5 levels of security that the anti-spam filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can do this with only 2 clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header section and the body of each message, calculates a spam score and then proceeds in accordance with the level that you’ve selected. Every email account can have a different level and you can choose whether the messages that the spam filter labels as spam should be erased or forwarded to a different mailbox where you can review them at a later point in time, so as to prevent erasing a legitimate email. Switching to a different level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also rather easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated servers, you will not have to worry about junk messages filling up your mailboxes all the time, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with every account. Our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any email account with a couple of mouse clicks and you can choose any of the 5 protection levels – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any moment if, for example, 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 emails to be redirected to a special mailbox like spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. Thus, you can go through them every now and then to make sure that you have not missed an authentic email.