A spam filter is a software app that is installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and monitors all incoming messages in order to block any unrequested ones from reaching a certain inbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent bank notices or email attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to infect your computer. Spam filters typically examine the content of an email message and if they detect certain keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosts combine their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of security for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting

In case you decide to host your domain names with our company and you choose any of our cloud plans, you’ll be able to set up spam filters for any email account that you create. With several mouse clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can switch between five different safety levels. In case you continue to get spam email messages or the filters start preventing genuine emails from entering your inbox, you can switch to another level just as easily. The quality of our anti-spam service is ensured by one of the most widely used spam filters – SpamAssassin. In case you do not want to risk missing a legitimate email message that may be blocked as spam owing to its content, you can also configure custom spam filters based on the sender, the body or the subject of the message and redirect the emails to some other email account where you can view them later.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you use one of our semi-dedicated plans, you will not need to worry about spam messages occupying your mailboxes every now and then, as you can take advantage of the famous SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide with each and every account. Our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any mailbox with a couple of mouse clicks and you can pick any of the five security levels – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any moment if, for instance, genuine messages get blocked, or if junk emails go through and reach your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered emails to be forwarded to a special email account like spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. Thus, you can check them from time to time to make certain that you have not omitted a genuine message.