A spam filter is a software app that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming email messages in order to prevent any unasked-for ones from reaching a certain mailbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fake banking statements or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea of infecting your computer. Email filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email message and if they come across some keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the message or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting companies mix their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure better protection for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam email messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting

If you order a cloud website hosting package from us and if you take advantage of our mail services, you will be able to activate spam filters for any of the email accounts that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With only a few clicks, you can choose between 5 separate levels of protection. If you start receiving spam, you can start with the lowest one and then slowly boost the level till you stop receiving spam. We make use of one of the best and most popular spam filters available called SpamAssassin. It examines the header field and the body of each and every email that you get and calculates a spam score, based on which it either deletes a given email or allows it to enter your inbox. The Hepsia Control Panel will also allow you to set up custom email filters and either delete undesired email messages or send them to a 3rd-party address such as spam@domain.com where you can view them once again at a later time.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated hosting, you won’t need to worry about spam messages clogging your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can take advantage of the popular SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we offer with each semi-dedicated hosting account. Our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any mailbox with a couple of clicks and you can pick any of the 5 levels of safety – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any time if, for example, genuine messages get filtered, or if spam messages go through and appear in your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered email messages to be delivered to a special email account such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. Thus, you can go through them every now and then to ensure that you have not missed an authentic message.