An email filter is a software app that runs on a POP3/IMAP server and keeps track of all incoming messages to stop any unasked-for ones from reaching a specific inbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fake bank notices or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to infect your computer. Email filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email message and if they detect particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email message or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting providers mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee better security for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam emails recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Hosting

Our hosting servers rely on one of the very best anti-spam filters available on the market. It’s called SpamAssassin and is available with each web hosting package, so in case you host your domains with us, you can select one of the 5 protection levels that the spam filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with only two clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header and the content of each and every message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds on the basis of the level that you’ve opted for. Each email account can have a different level and you can select if the emails that the anti-spam filter reports as spam should be deleted or redirected to another email account where you can review them at a later time, so as to prevent deleting an authentic message. Changing the level or disabling the anti-spam protection is also surprisingly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company and if you set up one or more mailboxes with any of the domains hosted in the account, you’ll be able to activate the powerful, five-level SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we offer and keep all undesired email messages out of your mailbox. This functionality is accessible through the Hepsia Control Panel’s Email Manager section and it can be activated or deactivated for any mailbox whenever you like. You can also fine-tune the protection level with a few clicks in case junk email messages still enter your mailbox or the email filter starts deleting legitimate emails. Since you can select if the spam should be erased instantaneously or re-sent to another email account, you can create spam@domain.com, for example, and check all filtered emails there, so as to make sure that you will not omit a message that you require. The email messages that the email filter allows to proceed will still be received in your mailbox.