A spam filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and ‘scans’ all incoming emails to block any unsolicited ones from entering a specific mailbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank notices or attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to infect your PC. Spam filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email and in case they come across particular keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the message or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting providers mix their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of security for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

Our shared hosting servers use one of the best spam filters available. It’s called SpamAssassin and is offered with each web hosting package, so in case you host your domain names with us, you can opt for one of the five safety levels that the spam filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with just 2 mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all shared hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes 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’ve picked. Each mailbox can have a different setting and you can select whether the messages that the spam filter marks as spam should be erased or re-sent to some other email account where you can review them later, so as to prevent deleting a legitimate email. Changing the level or deactivating the spam protection is also pretty easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you create one or more email addresses with any of the domains hosted under the account, you will be able to enable the powerful, 5-level SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we provide and keep all unwelcome email messages out of your mailbox. This functionality is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it can be enabled or disabled for any email account whenever you wish. You can also fine-tune the safety level with a couple of clicks if junk emails continue to reach your mailbox or the anti-spam filter begins erasing authentic email messages. Since you can choose if the spam should be deleted right away or delivered to another email account, you can set up spam@domain.com, for example, and view all filtered emails there, so as to ensure that you will not omit an email message that you need. The messages that the filter allows to go through will still appear in your inbox.