An email filter is a software application that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all incoming messages so as to impede any unasked-for ones from entering a particular mailbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, false bank notifications or email attachments that contain malware sent with the idea of damaging your personal computer. Email filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email message and if they spot given keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email message or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting providers combine their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure better safety for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

If you order a shared hosting plan from our company and if you make use of our email services, you’ll be able to set up anti-spam protection for any of the email accounts that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With no more than a few clicks, you can select between 5 different levels of protection. In case you start getting spam, you can start with the lowest one and then slowly boost the level till you stop getting spam. We rely on one of the best and most famous filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It examines the header and the body of every message that you get and determines a spam score, based on which it either erases a specific email message or allows it to reach your mailbox. The Hepsia Control Panel will also permit you to create custom spam filters and either delete undesired emails or re-send them to a 3rd-party email address like spam@domain.com where you can check them once again afterwards.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you set up one or more email accounts with any of the domain names hosted in the account, you will be able to enable the powerful, 5-level SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we provide and keep all unwelcome email messages out of your inbox. This functionality is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it can be activated or deactivated for any mailbox whenever you want. You can also tweak the security level with several clicks of the mouse in case spam messages continue to enter your mailbox or the filter starts removing genuine messages. As you can select if the spam should be erased right away or redirected to a separate email address, you can set up spam@domain.com, for example, and view all filtered messages there, so as to ensure that you will not omit a message that you require. The email messages that the email filter allows to go through will still be delivered to your mailbox.