A spam filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP server and ‘scans’ all incoming emails to hinder any unrequested ones from entering a certain mailbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent bank notices or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea of infecting your computer. Email filters typically examine the content of an email and if they come across given keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email message or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some providers combine their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee better security for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam emails recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

If you get a shared hosting package from our company and if you take advantage of our email services, you’ll be able to set up spam filters for any of the mailboxes that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With only several clicks, you can pick between 5 different protection levels. In case you start getting spam, you can begin with the lowest level and then slowly raise the level till you stop receiving spam. We use one of the very best and most famous filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It analyzes the header section and the body of each and every email message that you get and calculates a spam score, based on which it either erases a given email or allows it to enter your mailbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also allow you to configure custom email filters and either get rid of unasked-for messages or redirect them to a third-party email address like spam@domain.com where you can view them once again at a later time.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you set up one or more email addresses with any of the domain names hosted in the account, you will be able to activate the powerful, five-level SpamAssassin email filter that we offer and keep all undesirable emails away from your inbox. This feature is accessible through the Hepsia Control Panel’s Email Manager section and it can be activated or deactivated for any mailbox whenever you want. You can also tweak the safety level with a few mouse clicks in case junk emails still appear in your inbox or the anti-spam filter begins erasing authentic email messages. Since you can select if the spam should be deleted instantaneously or redirected to another email address, you can create spam@domain.com, for instance, and view all filtered messages there, so as to ensure that you will not omit a message that you require. The emails that the email filter allows to proceed will still be received in your inbox.