A spam filter is a software application that runs on a POP3/IMAP server and ‘scans’ all incoming messages in order to prevent any unrequested ones from reaching a particular mailbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, false bank notices or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea of infecting your personal computer. Spam filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email and if they spot certain keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts mix their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of security for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam emails recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Website Hosting

The protection of any mailbox that you set up in a cloud website hosting account with us is ensured by the advanced SpamAssassin email filter that we use. You can activate it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it offers five security levels based on the spam score given to every email message depending on various parameters, such as the recurrence of given words and phrases, the sender, etc. If you keep receiving junk email messages, you can always increase the level or if you’re afraid that you may omit a legitimate email, you can combine the automatic filter with a custom one and forward all messages from a given sender to a separate email account. In case you reach the decision that you no longer require anti-spam protection for a certain email account, you can disable it with just several clicks of the mouse.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use one of our semi-dedicated hosting, you will not have to worry about junk messages clogging your mailboxes all the time, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin email filter that we offer with each and every semi-dedicated account. Our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to activate the filter for any email account with several clicks and you can pick any of the five levels of safety – from very low to very high. The level can be altered at any time if, for example, authentic email messages get blocked, or if spam emails go through and reach your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered emails to be forwarded to a special mailbox such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. Thus, you can go through them from time to time to make certain that you haven’t omitted an authentic email.