An email filter is a piece of software that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all inbound messages in order to impede any unwanted ones from entering a particular mailbox. A few instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fake banking notifications or attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to infect your computer. Spam filters usually check the content of an email and when they spot certain keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email message or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosts mix their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of security for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

Our shared hosting servers use one of the very best anti-spam filters out there. It is called SpamAssassin and is offered with each and every plan, so in case you host your domain names with us, you can select one of the 5 levels of safety that the filter offers for any mailbox that you have here. You can accomplish this with just two clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header and the content of every message, calculates a spam score and then proceeds based on the level that you’ve picked. Every mailbox can have a different setting and you can select if the messages that the filter classifies as spam should be erased or forwarded to some other mailbox where you can check them at a later point in time, so as to prevent erasing a genuine email. Switching to some other level or disabling the anti-spam protection is also amazingly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you decide to use the mail service that comes with our Linux semi-dedicated services, you can keep all unsolicited email messages out of your mailbox by enabling the five-level spam protection that we provide with every plan. This can be accomplished via the feature-rich Email Manager section of the Control Panel and we employ the advanced SpamAssassin email filter to make sure that we offer the best possible security for our customers. You can have a different protection level for each email account and you can choose whether the filtered messages should be erased or forwarded to some other email address where you can read them at a later time so as to make certain that you won’t skip legitimate messages. Switching to some other protection level or disabling the anti-spam protection is also easy and takes several clicks of the mouse.