A spam filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and keeps track of all incoming emails so as to prevent any unsolicited ones from reaching a given inbox. A few instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fake bank notifications or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to infect your computer. Email filters normally ‘scan’ the content of an email message and in case they detect particular keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting providers mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure better safety for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam emails recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting

Our cloud website hosting servers employ one of the very best spam filters available. It’s called SpamAssassin and is offered with each and every shared hosting package, so if you host your domains with us, you can opt for one of the five protection levels that the anti-spam filter offers for any mailbox that you have here. You can do this with just 2 clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all shared hosting accounts. SpamAssassin examines the header and the content of every email message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds in accordance with the level that you’ve chosen. Every mailbox can have a different setting and you can select if the messages that the filter classifies as spam should be deleted or delivered to a separate mailbox where you can read them at a later time, so as to prevent erasing a genuine message. Switching to some other level or deactivating the protection is also exceptionally 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 email addresses with any of the domains hosted under the account, you’ll be able to activate the advanced, five-level SpamAssassin filter that we provide and keep all unwanted messages away from your mailbox. 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 wish. You can also tweak the level of protection with several clicks in case unsolicited bulk messages still enter your inbox or the filter starts erasing authentic emails. Since you can choose if the spam should be deleted immediately or redirected to some other mailbox, you can create spam@domain.com, for instance, and view all filtered email messages there, so as to ensure that you will not omit an email that you require. The messages that the email filter permits to proceed will still be received in your inbox.