A spam filter is a piece of software that is installed on a mail server and monitors all inbound emails in order to prevent any unrequested ones from entering a specific inbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent banking notices or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention of infecting your PC. Email filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email message and in case they come across specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email message or redirect it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain providers mix their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure better safety for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

Our shared hosting servers employ one of the best spam filters available. It is called SpamAssassin and is included with each and every web hosting plan, so if you host your domain names with us, you can pick one of the five security levels that the spam filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can do this with just two mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header field and the body of each email, gives it a spam score and then proceeds on the basis of the level that you’ve picked. Each mailbox can have a different setting and you can select if the messages that the filter marks as spam should be deleted or re-sent to some other email account where you can read them at a later point in time, so as to prevent deleting a genuine email. Switching to another level or disabling the spam protection is also astonishingly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server accounts provide first-rate anti-spam protection ensured by the popular SpamAssassin anti-spam filter, which classifies all inbound email messages on the basis of a spam score in accordance with parameters and patterns, such as the frequency of certain keywords, the subject, the sender, and so on. When you activate the filter for any account via the Hepsia Control Panel’s Email Manager section, you can pick between 5 separate levels of security – from very high to very low. If you continue to receive unsolicited bulk email messages, you can increase the level, or if authentic messages are flagged as spam, you can decrease it. Enabling or disabling the anti-spam protection requires as little as 2 clicks and you can select if the filtered emails should be erased immediately or if they should be re-sent to a chosen email address where you can view them at a later time, so as to make certain that important emails will not disappear.