A spam filter is a software app that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all incoming messages to hinder any unwanted ones from reaching a particular inbox. A few instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, false banking notices or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea of damaging your PC. Spam filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email message and in case they spot some keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting providers mix their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure better security for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud hosting package from us and if you take advantage of our email services, you’ll be able to activate spam filters for any of the mailboxes that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With just a couple of clicks of the mouse, you can pick between 5 separate levels of protection. In case you start getting spam, you can begin with the lowest level and then gradually raise the level till you stop receiving spam. We use one of the very best and most popular filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It analyzes the header field and the body of every message that you receive and determines a spam score, based on which it either deletes a certain email message or permits it to enter your mailbox. The Hepsia Control Panel will also permit you to activate custom filters and either delete unwanted emails or forward them to a third-party email address like spam@domain.com where you can view them once again at a later time.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you order a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you create one or more mailboxes with any of the domain names hosted in your account, you will be able to enable the powerful, 5-level SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we provide and keep all unwanted emails away from your mailbox. This service is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Email Manager section and it can be activated or deactivated for any email account whenever you like. You can also adjust the level of security with a few clicks in case junk email messages still reach your inbox or the filter begins removing authentic messages. Since you can select whether the spam should be deleted momentarily or delivered to a separate email address, you can create spam@domain.com, for instance, and check all filtered emails there, so as to ensure that you will not omit an email message that you require. The emails that the email filter allows to go through will still appear in your mailbox.