An email filter is a software application that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP server and ‘scans’ all incoming messages to block any unrequested ones from reaching a given mailbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, false bank notices or email attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to damage your PC. Spam filters normally examine the content of an email message and if they spot some keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain providers mix their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee better security for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam emails recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting

Our cloud hosting servers employ one of the best spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is available with each package, so in case you host your domains with us, you can choose one of the 5 levels of safety that the anti-spam filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can do this with just two mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage all shared accounts. SpamAssassin checks the header section and the content of each email message, gives it a spam score and then continues on the basis of the level that you’ve picked. Each email account can have a different level and you can choose if the emails that the spam filter flags as spam should be erased or forwarded to another mailbox where you can examine them at a later time, so as to prevent deleting a legitimate email message. Switching to a different level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also amazingly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server plans offer top-level anti-spam protection guaranteed by the popular SpamAssassin anti-spam filter, which rates all inbound messages based on a spam score in accordance with patterns and parameters, such as the frequency of certain keywords and phrases, the subject, the sender, etc. When you enable the filter for any account via the Hepsia Control Panel’s Email Manager section, you can choose between 5 different protection levels – from very low to very high. If you still receive spam, you can raise the level, or if genuine messages are blocked as spam, you can lower it. Activating or deactivating the spam protection takes as little as 2 clicks of the mouse and you can choose if the filtered emails should be erased right away or if they should be forwarded to a designated mailbox where you can view them later, so as to ensure that important emails won’t get lost.