A spam filter is a software application that is installed on a POP3/IMAP server and monitors all incoming emails to block any unwelcome ones from entering a specific mailbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fake bank notices or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to infect your personal computer. Spam filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email and when they spot certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting companies mix their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of safety for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Website Hosting

In case you decide to host your domain names with us and you pick any of our website hosting, you’ll be able to enable anti-spam protection for any email address that you set up. With a few clicks of the mouse in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can set up five separate safety levels. In case you still get unsolicited bulk email messages or the spam filters start preventing genuine messages from entering your inbox, you can switch to a different level just as easily. The efficiency of our spam protection service is guaranteed by one of the most popular spam filters – SpamAssassin. If you do not want to risk missing an authentic email message that may be mistaken for spam owing to its content, you can also configure custom filters based on the body, the sender or the subject of the message and redirect the emails to a different mailbox where you can review them later.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server plans deliver top-of-the-line anti-spam protection guaranteed by the popular SpamAssassin anti-spam filter, which rates all inbound emails based on a spam score that depends on patterns and parameters, such as the recurrence of specific keywords and phrases, the subject, the sender, and so on. When you activate the filter for any mailbox through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can pick between 5 separate protection levels – from very low to very high. If you keep receiving junk email messages, you can increase the level, or if genuine emails are mistaken for spam, you can decrease it. Enabling or disabling the anti-spam protection takes as little as 2 clicks and you can choose if the filtered emails should be deleted instantly or if they should be redirected to a designated email address where you can check them at a later point in time, so as to make certain that valuable messages won’t disappear.