A spam filter is a software app that’s installed on an email server and keeps track of all incoming emails in order to prevent any unwanted ones from entering a specific inbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent bank notifications or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to damage your PC. Email filters usually examine the content of an email message and when they spot certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting providers combine their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Website Hosting

Our website hosting servers employ one of the best spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is included with every web hosting plan, so if you host your domain names with our company, you can select one of the five security levels that the filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with only two clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that’s used to manage all hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header section and the content of every message, calculates a spam score and then proceeds according to the level that you’ve selected. Every email account can have a different setting and you can choose whether the emails that the anti-spam filter labels as spam should be erased or delivered to a separate mailbox where you can examine them at a later time, so as to prevent erasing a legitimate email message. Switching to a different level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also unbelievably easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company and if you create one or more email accounts with any of the domain names hosted under the account, you’ll be able to activate the powerful, five-level SpamAssassin email filter that we provide and keep all undesired email messages out of your mailbox. This option is accessible through the Hepsia Control Panel’s Email Manager section and it can be activated or deactivated for any email account at any moment. You can also fine-tune the level of protection with a couple of clicks if spam emails still appear in your inbox or the filter starts erasing legitimate messages. As you can select if the spam should be deleted instantly or redirected to a separate email account, you can create spam@domain.com, for instance, and check all filtered email messages there, so as to make certain that you won’t omit an email message that you require. The emails that the anti-spam filter permits to proceed will still appear in your inbox.