An email filter is a software application that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all incoming emails so as to hinder any unasked-for ones from reaching a particular mailbox. A few instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fake bank notices or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to infect your PC. Email filters normally check the content of an email and when they come across some keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the message or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts combine their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee better protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam email messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting

Our cloud hosting servers rely on one of the best spam filters available on the market. It is called SpamAssassin and is offered with every plan, so if you host your domain names with us, you can select one of the 5 levels of protection that the spam filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can accomplish this with only 2 clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header section and the content of every email, gives it a spam score and then proceeds based on the level that you’ve opted for. Every mailbox can have a different setting and you can select if the emails that the spam filter flags as spam should be deleted or forwarded to a separate email address where you can review them at a later point in time, so as to prevent erasing an authentic email message. Switching to another level or deactivating the spam protection is also really easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you create one or more mailboxes with any of the domains hosted under your account, you’ll be able to enable the powerful, five-level SpamAssassin filter that we offer and keep all unsolicited emails away from your mailbox. This option is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it can be activated or deactivated for any mailbox whenever you wish. You can also alter the security level with a couple of clicks of the mouse in case junk email messages still reach your inbox or the anti-spam filter begins removing genuine emails. As you can select if the spam should be erased right away or redirected to a separate email address, you can set up spam@domain.com, for example, and check all filtered emails there, so as to ensure that you will not miss an email that you need. The emails that the email filter permits to go through will still appear in your mailbox.