An email filter is a piece of software that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP server and keeps track of all incoming emails so as to impede any unwanted ones from reaching a certain mailbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent banking statements or attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to damage your personal computer. Spam filters normally check the content of an email and in case they detect some keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting providers combine their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure better safety for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam messages recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting

Our shared web hosting servers use one of the best anti-spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is included with each and every cloud web hosting package, so in case you host your domains with us, you can select one of the five protection levels that the filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can do this with just 2 mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all shared hosting accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header field and the body of each email message, calculates a spam score and then proceeds according to the level that you have opted for. Every mailbox can have a different setting and you can select if the emails that the anti-spam filter labels as spam should be erased or re-sent to another email address where you can check them at a later time, so as to avoid erasing an authentic email. Switching to a different level or deactivating the spam protection is also amazingly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you reach the decision to use the email service that comes with our Linux semi-dedicated servers, you can keep all unasked-for emails out of your mailbox by enabling the five-level spam protection that we offer with each semi-dedicated server package. This can be achieved through the feature-crammed Email Manager section of the Control Panel and we use the powerful SpamAssassin email filter to make sure that we offer the very best possible security for our clients. You can have a different anti-spam level for each mailbox and you can select if the filtered messages should be erased or delivered to some other email address where you can examine them later in order to make sure that you won’t omit genuine emails. Switching to a different level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also easy and takes several clicks of the mouse.