An email filter is a software app that’s installed on a mail server and ‘scans’ all inbound emails so as to impede any unwanted ones from entering a particular mailbox. Several examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fake bank notices or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to damage your personal computer. Spam filters normally examine the content of an email message and if they detect certain keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the message or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosts combine their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of safety for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Web Hosting

Our web hosting servers employ one of the very best spam filters available on the market. It is called SpamAssassin and is offered with each package, so if you host your domain names with our company, you can pick one of the 5 safety levels that the filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with only 2 mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that’s used to manage all cloud web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header section and the body of each message, calculates a spam score and then continues according to the level that you have opted for. Each mailbox can have a different level and you can choose if the emails that the anti-spam filter marks as spam should be deleted or delivered to another email account where you can view them later, so as to avoid erasing a legitimate email message. Switching to another level or deactivating the protection is also stunningly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated services, you won’t need to worry about junk messages filling up your mailboxes all the time, as you can take advantage of the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide with each and every semi-dedicated server account. Our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any mailbox with a few clicks of the mouse and you can select any of the 5 protection levels – from very low to very high. The level can be altered at any moment if, for instance, genuine messages get filtered, or if junk email messages go through and appear in your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered email messages to be re-sent to a special mailbox like and not to be deleted. Thus, you can check them every now and then to make sure that you have not omitted a genuine message.