A spam filter is a piece of software that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all inbound messages to block any unrequested ones from entering a specific mailbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fake banking notices or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea of infecting your personal computer. Email filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email and in case they come across specific keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email message or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosts mix their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure better safety for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other information about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting

If you order a cloud website hosting plan from our company and if you use our mail services, you will be able to activate anti-spam protection for any of the mailboxes that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With no more than a few clicks of the mouse, you can pick between 5 separate safety levels. In case you start receiving spam, you can begin with the lowest one and then slowly raise the level till you stop getting spam. We use one of the best and most famous spam filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It examines the header section and the body of each email message that you receive and determines a spam score, based on which it either erases a specific email message or allows it to reach your mailbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also allow you to set up custom email filters and either eliminate undesirable email messages or send them to a 3rd-party address such as spam@domain.com where you can read them again after that.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server packages come with excellent anti-spam protection ensured by the famous SpamAssassin anti-spam filter, which classifies all inbound email messages based on a spam score in accordance with parameters and patterns, such as the recurrence of specific keywords and phrases, the sender, the subject, and so on. When you activate the filter for any account through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can choose between five different safety levels – from very low to very high. If you continue to get junk emails, you can raise the level, or if authentic messages are labeled as spam, you can decrease it. Activating or deactivating the spam protection takes as little as 2 clicks of the mouse and you can choose if the filtered email messages should be deleted right away or if they should be delivered to a chosen email account where you can review them at a later time, so as to make sure that valuable messages will not disappear.