A spam filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP server and monitors all incoming emails to stop any unsolicited ones from entering a given inbox. 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 idea of damaging your computer. Spam filters normally ‘scan’ the content of an email and in case they detect certain keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the message or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting companies combine their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of security for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam emails recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Web Hosting

If you reach the decision to host your domain names with our company and you select any of our web hosting, you will be able to activate anti-spam protection for any email address that you create. With a couple of clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can switch between 5 separate levels of security. If you still receive spam email messages or the filters start preventing legitimate email messages from reaching your mailbox, you can switch to some other level just as easily. The efficiency of our spam filtering service is guaranteed by one of the most widely used email filters – SpamAssassin. In case you don’t want to risk omitting an authentic email that may be classified as spam owing to its content, you can also set up custom email filters based on the body, the sender or the subject of the email message and redirect the emails to a different mailbox where you can read them at a later point in time.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated service, you won’t need to worry about unsolicited bulk messages filling up your mailboxes all the time, as you can make use of the popular SpamAssassin email filter that we provide with each and every semi-dedicated account. Our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any mailbox with several clicks and you can pick one of the 5 security levels – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any time if, for instance, legitimate email messages get filtered, or if unsolicited bulk messages go through and appear in your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered messages to be forwarded to a special email account such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. In this way, you can check them every now and then to make sure that you have not missed a genuine message.