A spam filter is a piece of software that’s installed on a mail server and keeps track of all incoming emails in order 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 notices or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to infect your personal computer. Spam filters typically examine the content of an email message and in case they come across some keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email message or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure better protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting

Our cloud website hosting servers use one of the very best spam filters out there. It is called SpamAssassin and is available with every web hosting plan, so in case you host your domains with our company, you can choose one of the 5 security levels that the spam filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can do 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 cloud hosting accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header section and the content of each message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds in accordance with the level that you have opted for. Every email account can have a different level and you can choose if the email messages that the filter marks as spam should be erased or redirected to another email address where you can review them at a later time, so as to avoid erasing a legitimate email message. Switching to a different level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also stunningly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you create one or more email addresses with any of the domains hosted under your account, you’ll be able to enable the advanced, 5-level SpamAssassin filter that we provide and keep all unwanted emails out of your mailbox. This option 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 want. You can also tweak the safety level with several clicks in case junk messages continue to appear in your mailbox or the anti-spam filter starts removing legitimate messages. As you can select whether the spam should be erased immediately or redirected to some other email address, you can set up spam@domain.com, for example, and view all filtered email messages there, so as to make sure that you will not omit an email message that you need. The messages that the filter permits to go through will still be received in your mailbox.