A spam filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP server and monitors all incoming email messages to impede any undesirable ones from reaching a certain inbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank statements or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention of infecting your computer. Email filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email and when they spot given keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email message or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain 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, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Web Hosting

If you order a cloud web hosting plan from our company and if you make use of our mail services, you’ll be able to enable spam filtering for any of the mailboxes that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With just a few clicks, you can choose between 5 separate safety levels. If you start receiving spam, you can begin with the lowest one and then gradually raise the level till you stop receiving spam. We use one of the best and most popular filters available called SpamAssassin. It analyzes the header section and the body of every message that you receive and determines a spam score, based on which it either deletes a given message or permits it to reach your mailbox. Hepsia will also allow you to activate custom email filters and either get rid of unwelcome email messages or forward them to a third-party address such as spam@domain.com where you can examine them once again at a later time.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use a semi-dedicated server plan from our company and if you create one or more mailboxes with any of the domain names hosted in the account, you will be able to activate the advanced, 5-level SpamAssassin email filter that we provide and keep all unwelcome email messages out of your mailbox. This service is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it can be enabled or disabled for any mailbox whenever you wish. You can also adjust the level of security with several clicks of the mouse if spam messages continue to appear in your inbox or the anti-spam filter begins removing legitimate email messages. Since you can select if the spam should be erased immediately or delivered to a different email account, you can set up spam@domain.com, for instance, and view all filtered messages there, so as to make certain that you won’t omit an email message that you need. The email messages that the filter allows to proceed will still be delivered to your mailbox.