A spam filter is a piece of software that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming messages in order to obstruct any unsolicited ones from reaching a particular mailbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false bank notifications or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea to damage your personal computer. Email filters normally check the content of an email message and in case they spot some keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the message or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosts mix their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of security for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam messages recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Web Hosting

If you order a cloud web hosting plan from our company and if you use 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 hosting Control Panel. With no more than a few clicks of the mouse, you can select between five different levels of safety. If you start getting spam, you can begin with the lowest one and then gradually boost the level until you stop getting spam. We rely on one of the very best and most popular spam filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It analyzes the header field and the body of each and every email that you get and calculates a spam score, based on which it either erases a specific email message or permits it to enter your inbox. Hepsia will also permit you to configure custom spam filters and either delete unwanted messages or forward them to a third-party address such as spam@domain.com where you can examine them once again at a later point in time.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use one of our semi-dedicated servers, you won’t have to worry about spam emails filling up your mailboxes all the time, as you can make use of the popular SpamAssassin email filter that we provide with each account. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any mailbox with a few clicks and you can select one of the 5 safety levels – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any moment if, for example, authentic emails get blocked, or if spam emails go through and reach your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered email messages to be re-sent to a special mailbox like spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. Thus, you can go through them every now and then to ensure that you have not omitted a genuine email message.