An email filter is a software application that runs on a POP3/IMAP email server and ‘scans’ all incoming emails to prevent any unwanted ones from reaching a given inbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false bank notices or email attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to infect your personal computer. Email filters usually examine the content of an email message and when they detect particular keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the message or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting companies mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam emails recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting

If you get a shared web hosting plan from us and if you use our mail services, you will be able to set up spam filtering for any of the email accounts that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a few clicks, you can choose between five different protection levels. In case you start getting spam, you can begin with the lowest level and then gradually boost the level till you stop receiving spam. We rely on one of the very best and most popular spam filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It examines the header and the body of every message that you get and calculates a spam score, based on which it either erases a specific email or allows it to reach your mailbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also permit you to create custom spam filters and either erase undesired email messages or forward them to a 3rd-party address such as where you can view them again afterwards.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you decide to make use of the mail service that comes with our semi-dedicated servers, you can keep all unasked-for email messages away from your mailbox by activating the five-level anti-spam protection service that we provide with every semi-dedicated hosting package. This can be done through the feature-crammed Email Manager section of the Control Panel and we rely on the powerful SpamAssassin spam filter to make certain that we offer the best possible protection for our customers. You can have a different level of protection for each mailbox and you can select whether the filtered emails should be deleted or forwarded to a different mailbox where you can examine them at a later time so as to ensure that you won’t skip authentic emails. Changing the level of protection or deactivating the anti-spam protection is also easy and takes several mouse clicks.