A spam filter is a software app that’s installed on a mail server and keeps track of all inbound messages so as to impede any unsolicited ones from reaching a given mailbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fake banking notices or email attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to infect your PC. Spam filters typically examine the content of an email and when they spot particular keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the message or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting companies mix their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of safety for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IPs and other information about spam messages recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting

Our shared web hosting servers use one of the best anti-spam filters available on the market. It’s called SpamAssassin and is offered with every shared web hosting plan, so if you host your domain names with our company, you can pick one of the five safety levels that the anti-spam filter offers for any mailbox that you have here. You can accomplish this with only 2 mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that’s used to manage all cloud hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header section and the content of each and every message, calculates a spam score and then continues in accordance with the level that you have opted for. Every email account can have a different setting and you can select whether the messages that the anti-spam filter marks as spam should be deleted or redirected to some other mailbox where you can view them at a later point in time, so as to prevent deleting a genuine email message. Switching to some other level or disabling the anti-spam protection is also really easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use a semi-dedicated server package from our company and if you set up one or more email accounts with any of the domains hosted under the account, you’ll be able to activate the powerful, five-level SpamAssassin email filter that we provide and keep all unwelcome emails out of your mailbox. This option is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it can be enabled or disabled for any email account whenever you want. You can also fine-tune the protection level with a couple of clicks if junk emails still appear in your inbox or the email filter begins deleting legitimate emails. Since you can select if the spam should be deleted right away or re-sent to a separate email account, you can create spam@domain.com, for example, and view all filtered emails there, so as to ensure that you won’t omit an email message that you require. The email messages that the anti-spam filter permits to proceed will still be delivered to your mailbox.