A spam filter is a piece of software that runs on a POP3/IMAP email server and ‘scans’ all inbound emails to impede any unasked-for ones from entering a particular mailbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fake bank statements or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to damage your personal computer. Email filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email message and if they come across specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email message or deliver it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting companies combine their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure better safety for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam messages recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting

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

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated service, you will not need to worry about junk emails filling up your mailboxes all the time, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin filter that we provide with each semi-dedicated server account. Our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any email account with a couple of mouse clicks and you can pick one of the 5 levels of safety – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any moment if, for example, authentic messages get filtered, or if spam emails go through and appear in your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered email messages to be re-sent to a special email account like spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. In this way, you can go through them from time to time to make sure that you haven’t missed out on a legitimate message.