An email filter is a software app that is installed on a POP3/IMAP server and keeps track of all inbound messages to obstruct any undesired ones from reaching a specific 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 intention to infect your computer. Spam filters typically examine the content of an email and in case they come across particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email message or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting companies combine their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure better protection for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam email messages recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting

Our cloud hosting servers rely on one of the very best spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is available with each and every package, so in case you host your domains with us, you can choose one of the 5 security levels that the filter offers for any mailbox that you’ve got here. You can do this with just 2 mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all shared accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header field and the content of every message, gives it a spam score and then continues according to the level that you have opted for. Every email account can have a different setting and you can choose whether the emails that the spam filter flags as spam should be deleted or forwarded to another email account where you can review them at a later point in time, so as to avoid deleting a genuine email message. Switching to another level or disabling the spam protection is also pretty easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server plans deliver first-rate spam protection guaranteed by the famous SpamAssassin email filter, which sorts all inbound messages based on a spam score that depends on parameters and patterns, such as the recurrence of certain keywords and phrases, the sender, the subject, etc. When you activate the filter for any email account through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can choose between five different protection levels – from very low to very high. If you continue to get spam emails, you can increase the level, or if legitimate messages are marked as spam, you can decrease it. Enabling or disabling the spam protection takes as little as 2 clicks and you can select if the filtered messages should be erased straight away or if they should be re-sent to a chosen email address where you can check them at a later point in time, so as to make sure that valuable emails will not get lost.