A spam filter is a software app that is installed on a mail server and ‘scans’ all inbound emails so as to prevent any unwelcome ones from entering a specific inbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fake bank statements or email attachments that contain malware sent with the idea of damaging your PC. Spam filters typically check the content of an email message and if they spot given keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email or deliver it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting providers combine their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of safety for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

If you get a shared hosting package from our company and if you take advantage of our email services, you’ll be able to activate spam filtering for any of the email accounts that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With only several clicks of the mouse, you can choose between five separate levels of protection. If you start getting spam, you can begin with the lowest one and then slowly boost the level till you stop getting spam. We rely on one of the very best and most famous email filters out there called SpamAssassin. It examines the header and the body of each email that you receive and calculates a spam score, based on which it either erases a specific message or permits it to reach your inbox. The Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to set up custom filters and either get rid of unwanted email messages or forward them to a 3rd-party address like spam@domain.com where you can double-check them at a later time.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting service, you will not need to worry about unsolicited bulk emails cramming your mailboxes all the time, as you can take advantage of the famous SpamAssassin email filter that we provide with every account. Our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any email account with several mouse clicks and you can select any of the five security levels – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any moment if, for instance, authentic emails get filtered, or if unsolicited bulk emails go through and reach your Inbox folder. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered messages to be delivered to a special mailbox like spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. In this way, you can go through them every now and then to make certain that you have not omitted an authentic email message.