A spam filter is a piece of software that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and keeps track of all incoming messages to impede any undesirable ones from reaching a specific inbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank notifications or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea of damaging your PC. Email filters normally examine the content of an email message and if they detect some keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting providers mix their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure better safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting

If you get a cloud website hosting package from our company and if you take advantage of our email services, you will be able to activate anti-spam protection for any of the mailboxes that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a few clicks, you can choose between 5 different levels of safety. In case you start getting spam, you can start with the lowest one and then gradually increase the level until you stop getting spam. We make use of one of the best and most popular spam filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It examines the header section and the body of each email that you get and calculates a spam score, based on which it either deletes a given message or permits it to reach your inbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also permit you to activate custom filters and either eliminate undesirable emails or re-send them to a third-party email address such as spam@domain.com where you can examine them once more at a later time.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you set up one or more email addresses with any of the domains hosted under the account, you’ll be able to enable the advanced, 5-level SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer and keep all undesired emails away from your inbox. This service is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it can be activated or deactivated for any mailbox at any moment. You can also tweak the level of safety with a few clicks of the mouse if unsolicited bulk messages continue to reach your inbox or the filter begins removing genuine email messages. As you can select whether the spam should be deleted instantly or re-sent to a different email account, you can create spam@domain.com, for example, and check all filtered email messages there, so as to ensure that you will not omit an email that you require. The email messages that the anti-spam filter allows to go through will still be delivered to your inbox.