A spam filter is a software app that is installed on a mail server and monitors all incoming messages to obstruct any unsolicited ones from reaching a particular inbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fake banking notices or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea of damaging your PC. Spam filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email and if they come across specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts combine their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam messages recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting

Our shared website hosting servers employ one of the very best spam filters available. It’s called SpamAssassin and is included with each package, so in case you host your domains with us, you can pick one of the five levels of security that the anti-spam filter offers for any mailbox that you have here. You can accomplish this with just two clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all cloud hosting accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header field and the content of each and every email message, gives it a spam score and then continues in accordance with the level that you’ve opted for. Each mailbox can have a different level and you can choose whether the emails that the spam filter considers as spam should be erased or redirected to a separate mailbox where you can view them later, so as to prevent erasing an authentic email message. Changing the level or deactivating the protection is also truly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting, you will not have to worry about junk messages stuffing your mailboxes all the time, as you can make use of the popular SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we provide with every semi-dedicated server account. Our custom Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any mailbox with a few clicks and you can pick any of the five security levels – from very low to very high. The level can be altered at any time if, for instance, authentic emails get blocked, or if unsolicited bulk email messages go through and reach your Inbox folder. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered emails to be redirected to a special mailbox like spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. In this way, you can go through them from time to time to make certain that you have not omitted a legitimate email.