A spam filter is a software application that’s installed on an email server and keeps track of all incoming emails in order to block any undesirable ones from reaching a given inbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent bank notices or attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to damage your personal computer. Email filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email and when they detect 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 web hosting companies combine their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure better safety for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

Our shared hosting servers use one of the very best anti-spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is offered with each and every plan, so if you host your domain names with us, you can choose one of the 5 protection levels that the anti-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 hosting accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header field and the content of each and every message, calculates a spam score and then continues according to the level that you have selected. Every email account can have a different level and you can choose whether the email messages that the filter flags as spam should be deleted or forwarded to a separate email account where you can check them at a later time, so as to avoid erasing a genuine email message. Changing the level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also astonishingly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you set up one or more email accounts with any of the domains hosted under your account, you will be able to activate the advanced, 5-level SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer and keep all unsolicited messages out of your mailbox. This feature 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 like. You can also configure the level of security with a couple of clicks of the mouse in case junk email messages still enter your inbox or the spam filter starts erasing genuine emails. Since you can select if the spam should be deleted instantaneously or re-sent to some other email address, you can create spam@domain.com, for example, and view all filtered emails there, so as to make certain that you won’t omit a message that you need. The email messages that the spam filter allows to go through will still be received in your inbox.