A spam filter is a software app that runs on an email server and keeps track of all incoming email messages in order to block any unwanted ones from entering a given mailbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fake bank notices or attachments that contain malware sent with the idea of damaging your personal computer. Spam filters normally check the content of an email and in case they detect certain keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the message or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting companies combine their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of security for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam email messages recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Web Hosting

The security of any email account that you set up in a cloud web hosting account with us is guaranteed by the advanced SpamAssassin filter that we use. You can activate it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it offers 5 protection levels based on the spam score given to every message in accordance with different criteria, such as the recurrence of certain words, the sender, etc. If you keep receiving junk email messages, you can always raise the level or if you’re afraid that you may skip an authentic email, you can combine the automated email filter with a custom one and forward all emails from a particular sender to some other mailbox. In case you reach the decision that you no longer want an email filter for a specific mailbox, you can deactivate it with no more than a few mouse clicks.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use one of our semi-dedicated plans, you will not need to worry about spam email messages occupying your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can make use of the famous SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide with each semi-dedicated account. Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any email account with a few clicks of the mouse and you can select any of the 5 levels of protection – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any time if, for instance, genuine email messages get blocked, or if spam email messages go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered emails to be delivered to a special mailbox such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. In this way, you can examine them every now and then to ensure that you have not omitted a legitimate email.