A spam filter is a software application that runs on an email server and monitors all incoming email messages to hinder any undesirable ones from reaching a specific mailbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, false banking statements or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention of infecting your personal computer. Email filters typically examine the content of an email and if they spot specific keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting companies mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of security for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam email messages recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you decide to host your domains with us and you pick any of our cloud website hosting service, you will be able to activate anti-spam protection for any email account that you set up. With several clicks of the mouse in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can switch between five separate security levels. If you still receive unsolicited bulk email messages or the filters start preventing genuine messages from entering your inbox, you can change the level just as easily. The efficiency of our anti-spam solution is ensured by one of the most widely used filters – SpamAssassin. If you do not want to risk omitting a legitimate email that may be considered spam due to its content, you can also set up custom email filters based on the sender, the subject or the body of the email message and re-send the emails to a separate mailbox where you can examine them at a later point in time.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use one of our semi-dedicated servers, you will not have to worry about unsolicited bulk email messages cramming your mailboxes all the time, as you can take advantage of the popular SpamAssassin filter that we provide with each and every account. Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any mailbox with several mouse clicks and you can choose any of the five levels of safety – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any time if, for example, authentic messages get blocked, or if unsolicited bulk messages go through and reach your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered email messages to be redirected to a special mailbox such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. Thus, you can examine them every now and then to make sure that you haven’t omitted a genuine message.