An email filter is a software application that’s installed on a mail server and ‘scans’ all inbound email messages so as to hinder any undesirable ones from reaching a particular mailbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fake banking notifications or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea of damaging your personal computer. Email filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email and when they spot certain keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email message or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting providers mix their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam email messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Hosting

Our hosting servers employ one of the best spam filters available. It’s called SpamAssassin and is offered with each and every shared hosting package, so if you host your domains with our company, you can select one of the 5 security levels that the spam filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can accomplish 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 shared hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header field and the body of each message, calculates a spam score and then continues according to the level that you’ve chosen. Every mailbox can have a different level and you can select whether the emails that the anti-spam filter labels as spam should be deleted or forwarded to some other email address where you can check them later, so as to prevent erasing a legitimate email. Changing the level or deactivating the spam protection is also astonishingly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server plans deliver first-class spam protection guaranteed by the famous SpamAssassin anti-spam filter, which rates all inbound email messages on the basis of a spam score in accordance with parameters and patterns, such as the recurrence of specific keywords and phrases, the subject, the sender, etc. When you activate the filter for any account via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can pick between five different levels of security – from very high to very low. If you continue to receive spam, you can raise the level, or if genuine emails are marked as spam, you can lower it. Enabling or disabling the spam protection requires as little as 2 clicks of the mouse and you can choose if the filtered emails should be erased instantaneously or if they should be forwarded to a designated email address where you can view them later, so as to make certain that important messages will not disappear.