A spam filter is a software application that runs on an email server and keeps track of all inbound emails to block any unwanted ones from entering a certain mailbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, false banking notices or email attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to infect your PC. Email filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email and in case they detect particular keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the message or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosts combine their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of safety for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam email messages recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Hosting

If you decide to host your domain names with us and you pick any of our Linux hosting plans, you will be able to set up spam filters for any email account that you set up. With a couple of mouse clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can configure five separate protection levels. If you still get spam emails or the email filters start preventing genuine messages from entering your mailbox, you can switch to another level just as easily. The efficiency of our spam detection service is guaranteed by one of the most widely used email filters – SpamAssassin. In case you do not want to risk missing a legitimate email message that may be considered spam because of its content, you can also set up custom email filters based on the sender, the subject or the body of the message and redirect the emails to a separate email address where you can examine them at a later point in time.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server plans provide top-level spam protection ensured by the popular SpamAssassin spam filter, which rates all inbound messages on the basis of a spam score that depends on parameters and patterns, such as the recurrence of specific keywords and phrases, the sender, the subject, and so on. When you enable the filter for any email account via the Hepsia Control Panel’s Email Manager section, you can choose between five different levels – from very high to very low. If you still receive junk email messages, you can raise the level, or if legitimate messages are mistaken for spam, you can decrease it. Activating or deactivating the anti-spam protection requires as little as two mouse clicks and you can select if the filtered messages should be erased instantaneously or if they should be redirected to a chosen mailbox where you can check them at a later point in time, so as to make certain that valuable emails won’t disappear.