A spam filter is a software application that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming email messages so as to hinder any unwanted ones from entering a particular mailbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fake banking notifications or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea to infect your computer. Spam filters typically check the content of an email message and when they come across particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting companies combine their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of security for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam emails recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Website Hosting

Our website hosting servers use one of the best anti-spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is included with every package, so if you host your domain names with our company, you can select one of the five safety levels that the filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can do this with just two clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all cloud hosting accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header field and the body of each and every email message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds in accordance with the level that you’ve picked. Every mailbox can have a different setting and you can select if the email messages that the spam filter marks as spam should be deleted or re-sent to some other mailbox where you can review them at a later point in time, so as to prevent erasing a genuine email. Switching to a different level or deactivating the spam protection is also amazingly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use a semi-dedicated server plan from our company and if you set up one or more email addresses with any of the domain names hosted under your account, you will be able to enable the advanced, five-level SpamAssassin email filter that we provide and keep all unwelcome 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 time. You can also alter the safety level with several clicks if junk emails still reach your mailbox or the filter begins erasing authentic messages. As you can select if the spam should be deleted instantaneously or delivered to another mailbox, you can set up spam@domain.com, for instance, and view all filtered messages there, so as to make sure that you will not miss an email that you need. The messages that the email filter allows to proceed will still be received in your mailbox.