A spam filter is a software app that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and keeps track of all inbound emails to block any unsolicited ones from entering a given inbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fake banking notifications or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the idea of damaging your computer. Spam filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email message and when they spot particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the email message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts combine their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee better safety for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IPs and other information about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Web Hosting

If you order a web hosting plan from us and if you use our mail services, you’ll be able to activate anti-spam protection for any of the mailboxes that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With no more than several clicks of the mouse, you can choose between 5 different safety levels. If you start getting spam, you can begin with the lowest level and then slowly increase the level till you stop getting spam. We rely on one of the best and most popular email filters available called SpamAssassin. It ‘scans’ the header section and the body of each email that you get and calculates a spam score, based on which it either deletes a particular message or allows it to reach your mailbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also permit you to activate custom filters and either erase unsolicited email messages or re-send them to a 3rd-party email address such as spam@domain.com where you can examine them again at a later time.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts provide top-of-the-line anti-spam protection guaranteed by the famous SpamAssassin email filter, which ranks all incoming email messages on the basis of a spam score that depends on patterns and parameters, such as the frequency of particular keywords and phrases, the sender, the subject, and so on. When you enable the filter for any account via the Hepsia Control Panel’s Email Manager section, you can choose between 5 separate levels of safety – from very low to very high. If you keep getting spam email messages, you can raise the level, or if genuine emails are marked as spam, you can lower it. Enabling or disabling the anti-spam protection requires as little as 2 clicks and you can choose if the filtered emails should be deleted straight away or if they should be re-sent to a designated email address where you can check them at a later point in time, so as to make certain that important email messages won’t get lost.