An email filter is a piece of software that’s installed on an email server and keeps track of all inbound emails in order to impede any undesired ones from reaching a particular mailbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, false bank statements or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention of infecting your PC. Email filters usually examine the content of an email message and when they spot certain keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email message or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting providers mix their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee better protection for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting

Our shared website hosting servers use one of the best anti-spam filters available on the market. It is called SpamAssassin and is available with each cloud hosting plan, so in case you host your domain names with us, you can pick one of the five levels of security that the anti-spam filter offers for any mailbox that you have here. You can accomplish this with only two mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all shared hosting accounts. SpamAssassin examines the header field and the body of every email, calculates a spam score and then continues based on the level that you have picked. Every mailbox can have a different level and you can select whether the email messages that the spam filter considers as spam should be deleted or forwarded to a different email address where you can review them at a later point in time, so as to avoid deleting a legitimate message. Changing the level or disabling the spam protection is also astonishingly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server packages provide top-level anti-spam protection guaranteed by the popular SpamAssassin email filter, which rates all incoming messages based on a spam score that depends on patterns and parameters, such as the recurrence of particular keywords, the subject, the sender, and so on. When you activate the filter for any email account through the Hepsia Control Panel’s Email Manager section, you can pick between 5 different levels of protection – from very low to very high. If you continue to get unsolicited bulk messages, you can raise the level, or if legitimate email messages are flagged as spam, you can decrease it. Enabling or disabling the anti-spam protection requires as little as 2 clicks of the mouse and you can choose if the filtered email messages should be deleted instantly or if they should be re-sent to a chosen mailbox where you can read them later, so as to ensure that important email messages won’t get lost.