A spam filter is a software application that runs on a mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming messages to block any undesired ones from entering a given inbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, false bank notices or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to damage your PC. Spam filters usually examine the content of an email message and when they spot certain keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email message or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain companies mix their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of safety for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam messages recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting

The protection of any email account that you set up under a cloud hosting account with us is ensured by the advanced SpamAssassin filter that we use. You can activate it via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel and it comes with five levels of safety based on the spam score it gives to every message in accordance with different criteria, such as the recurrence of particular words, the sender, and so on. If you keep getting spam emails, you can always increase the level or if you are scared that you may miss a genuine email message, you can combine the automated filter with a custom one and forward all email messages from a certain sender to some other email account. If you decide that you no longer need anti-spam protection for a given email account, you can deactivate it with just several mouse clicks.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated packages, you won’t have to worry about spam emails occupying your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can resort to the famous SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide with every account. Our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any email account with a few mouse clicks and you can choose one of the five protection levels – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any time if, for instance, genuine emails get blocked, or if unsolicited bulk emails go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered emails to be redirected to a special mailbox like spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. Thus, you can go through them from time to time to ensure that you haven’t missed out on an authentic email message.