An email filter is a piece of software that runs on a POP3/IMAP email server and keeps track of all inbound emails in order to stop any undesirable ones from entering a particular inbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank statements or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea to damage your computer. Spam filters normally examine the content of an email and if they come across some keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain companies 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 customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam email messages recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Hosting

Our hosting servers use one of the best anti-spam filters available on the market. It’s called SpamAssassin and is offered with each and every plan, so if you host your domain names with our company, you can opt for one of the five security levels that the spam filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can do this with just two clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all shared web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header section and the content of each and every message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds in accordance with the level that you’ve chosen. Each email account can have a different level and you can select if the email messages that the filter considers as spam should be deleted or delivered to another email account where you can review them at a later point in time, so as to avoid erasing a genuine message. Switching to some other level or disabling the protection is also rather easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use one of our semi-dedicated servers, you won’t need to worry about spam email messages filling up your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can make use of the famous SpamAssassin email filter that we provide with each and every semi-dedicated server account. Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any mailbox with several mouse clicks and you can choose any of the 5 safety levels – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any time if, for example, authentic messages get filtered, or if junk emails go through and appear in your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered email messages to be forwarded to a special mailbox like spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. Thus, you can go through them every now and then to ensure that you haven’t omitted an authentic message.