An email filter is a software app that is installed on a POP3/IMAP server and monitors all inbound email messages so as to block any unsolicited ones from reaching a particular mailbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fake banking notices or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention of infecting your PC. Spam filters normally ‘scan’ the content of an email message and in case they come across specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts combine their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of security for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other information about spam emails recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting

The protection of any email account that you set up under a shared website hosting account with our company is ensured by the powerful SpamAssassin email filter that we use. You can activate it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it offers 5 protection levels based on the spam score it gives to every message depending on various parameters, such as the frequency of specific words, the sender, etc. If you keep receiving spam email messages, you can always raise the level or if you’re scared that you may skip a legitimate email message, you can combine the automated filter with a custom one and redirect all messages from a given sender to a separate email account. In case you reach the decision that you no longer need a spam filter for a certain mailbox, you can deactivate it with only a couple of clicks of the mouse.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company and if you set up one or more email accounts with any of the domains hosted in the account, you will be able to activate the powerful, five-level SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer and keep all undesired emails out of your inbox. This service is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it can be activated or deactivated for any email account at any time. You can also tweak the level of protection with several clicks of the mouse in case unsolicited bulk email messages still reach your inbox or the anti-spam filter begins erasing legitimate messages. Since you can select whether the spam should be erased instantaneously or delivered to another email account, you can set up spam@domain.com, for instance, and view all filtered messages there, so as to make sure that you won’t omit an email that you need. The messages that the email filter allows to proceed will still be received in your mailbox.