A spam filter is a piece of software that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and monitors all inbound messages to prevent any unwanted ones from reaching a certain mailbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fake banking statements or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea to damage your PC. Spam filters typically examine the content of an email message and when they come across specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain companies mix their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam messages recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting

If you reach the decision to host your domain names with us and you pick any of our shared website hosting, you will be able to set up anti-spam protection for any email address that you create. With a few clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can set up 5 separate levels of protection. In case you continue to receive unsolicited bulk messages or the spam filters start preventing legitimate email messages from entering your mailbox, you can switch to another level just as easily. The efficiency of our spam protection service is ensured by one of the most popular filters – SpamAssassin. In case you don’t want to risk omitting an authentic email that may be considered as spam due to its content, you can also configure custom spam filters based on the body, the sender or the subject of the email message and re-send the emails to a separate email account where you can read them later.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server plans deliver top-notch anti-spam protection ensured by the famous SpamAssassin email filter, which rates all inbound messages based on a spam score that depends on patterns and parameters, such as the frequency of specific keywords and phrases, the subject, the sender, and so on. When you enable the filter for any account through the Hepsia Control Panel’s Email Manager section, you can pick between 5 different safety levels – from very high to very low. If you keep getting unsolicited bulk email messages, you can increase the level, or if genuine emails are classified as spam, you can lower it. Activating or deactivating the spam protection requires as little as two clicks of the mouse and you can choose if the filtered messages should be deleted straight away or if they should be re-sent to a chosen email address where you can examine them later, so as to ensure that important email messages won’t get lost.