A spam filter is a software application that’s installed on a mail server and monitors all incoming messages so as to prevent any unwanted ones from entering a particular mailbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fraudulent banking statements or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to infect your personal computer. Spam filters normally examine the content of an email and when they spot particular keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email message or deliver it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain companies combine their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of safety for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other information about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

Our shared hosting servers employ one of the very best spam filters available on the market. It is called SpamAssassin and is offered with each cloud web hosting plan, so in case you host your domains with our company, you can choose one of the 5 security levels that the spam filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can accomplish this with just 2 clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage all shared hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header section and the content of each and every email, calculates a spam score and then continues according to the level that you have chosen. Each mailbox can have a different level and you can select if the email messages that the filter reports as spam should be deleted or delivered to a separate mailbox where you can review them later, so as to prevent erasing a legitimate message. Switching to some other level or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also amazingly easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you use a semi-dedicated server plan from our company and if you set up one or more mailboxes with any of the domains hosted in your account, you’ll be able to activate the advanced, five-level SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide and keep all unwelcome emails out of your inbox. This service is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it can be enabled or disabled for any email account at any time. You can also change the protection level with several clicks of the mouse if spam emails continue to appear in your mailbox or the email filter begins removing legitimate email messages. Since you can choose if the spam should be erased immediately or delivered to another email account, you can set up spam@domain.com, for example, and check all filtered messages there, so as to ensure that you will not miss a message that you need. The messages that the email filter allows to proceed will still be delivered to your inbox.