A spam filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and keeps track of all inbound messages in order to prevent any undesired ones from reaching a given mailbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fake bank notifications or email attachments that contain malware sent with the idea to infect your personal computer. Email filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email message and in case they spot given keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email or deliver it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting companies mix their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure better security for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting

If you reach the decision to host your domain names with us and you pick any of our shared web hosting services, you’ll be able to set up anti-spam protection for any email address that you set up. With several mouse clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can switch between five different levels of security. If you still get unsolicited bulk messages or the filters start preventing genuine messages from reaching your inbox, you can switch to some other level just as easily. The efficiency of our anti-spam solution is ensured by one of the most widely used filters – SpamAssassin. If you do not want to risk skipping a genuine message that may be blocked as spam because of its content, you can also set up custom spam filters based on the body, the sender or the subject of the email message and re-send the emails to a separate email address where you can check them at a later point in time.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company and if you set up one or more email accounts with any of the domains hosted under your account, you will be able to activate the powerful, 5-level SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we provide and keep all undesirable email messages out of your inbox. This functionality is accessible through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Email Manager section and it can be activated or deactivated for any mailbox whenever you like. You can also change the safety level with a few clicks in case unsolicited bulk messages continue to reach your mailbox or the spam filter begins erasing legitimate messages. Since you can choose if the spam should be deleted instantly or delivered to another email account, you can set up spam@domain.com, for example, and view all filtered emails there, so as to ensure that you will not omit an email message that you need. The messages that the email filter allows to go through will still appear in your inbox.