An email filter is a piece of software that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and keeps track of all inbound email messages in order to obstruct any unrequested ones from reaching a given inbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fake banking notifications or attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to infect your PC. Email filters normally ‘scan’ the content of an email message and in case they spot particular keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting providers combine their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee better protection for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam emails recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Web Hosting

Our web hosting servers use one of the best anti-spam filters out there. It is called SpamAssassin and is available with every shared web hosting plan, so in case you host your domains with us, you can choose one of the five protection levels that the filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with just two mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that’s used to manage all web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin examines the header and the body of every email message, gives it a spam score and then continues on the basis of the level that you have opted for. Each email account can have a different level and you can choose if the email messages that the filter labels as spam should be deleted or delivered to a separate email address where you can check them at a later point in time, so as to avoid erasing a genuine email. Switching to some other level or disabling the protection is also exceptionally easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you decide to make use of the mail service that is offered with our Linux semi-dedicated service, you can keep all unwelcome messages out of your mailbox by enabling the 5-level anti-spam protection that we provide with every semi-dedicated server package. This can be accomplished through the feature-packed Email Manager section of the Control Panel and we use the advanced SpamAssassin filter to ensure that we provide the very best possible protection for our customers. You can have a different protection level for each mailbox and you can choose if the filtered messages should be deleted or forwarded to some other email account where you can read them at a later point in time to ensure that you won’t miss authentic emails. Changing the level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also easy and takes a few mouse clicks.