An email filter is a piece of software that runs on an email server and keeps track of all inbound emails in order to stop any unsolicited ones from reaching a given mailbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fake bank notifications or email attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to damage your computer. Email filters typically examine the content of an email message and if they detect given keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting companies combine their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam emails recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Website Hosting

Our website hosting servers use one of the very best spam filters available on the market. It is called SpamAssassin and is included with every hosting plan, so if you host your domains with us, you can pick one of the five levels of protection that the spam filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can do this with only 2 clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage all shared accounts. SpamAssassin ‘scans’ the header field and the content of every email message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds on the basis of the level that you have selected. Each mailbox can have a different setting and you can choose whether the messages that the filter considers as spam should be erased or re-sent to some other email account where you can read them at a later time, so as to avoid erasing an authentic message. Changing the level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also amazingly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you reach the decision to use the mail service that comes with our semi-dedicated servers, you can keep all unsolicited emails out of your inbox by activating the 5-level spam protection that we provide with every plan. This can be accomplished via the feature-ridden Email Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and we rely on the advanced SpamAssassin spam filter to make certain that we provide the very best possible security for our customers. You can have a different anti-spam level for each email account and you can select whether the filtered messages should be erased or re-sent to a separate email address where you can view them at a later point in time to make certain that you will not lose legitimate messages. Switching to some other level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also easy and requires a couple of clicks.