An email filter is a piece of software that runs on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all inbound messages in order to impede any unrequested ones from entering a specific inbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false bank statements or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to damage your computer. Spam filters typically check the content of an email message and in case they detect some keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the email or forward it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some providers mix their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee better protection for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam email messages recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting

If you order a shared web hosting plan from our company and if you use our mail services, you’ll be able to enable anti-spam protection for any of the email accounts that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With only a few mouse clicks, you can pick between five different security levels. If you start receiving spam, you can start with the lowest one and then slowly raise the level till you stop getting spam. We use one of the best and most famous filters out there called SpamAssassin. It examines the header field and the body of each and every message that you get and determines a spam score, based on which it either deletes a particular email or allows it to reach your inbox. Hepsia will also allow you to create custom email filters and either delete unsolicited email messages or redirect them to a third-party address like where you can check them once more later.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server plans come with top anti-spam protection ensured by the popular SpamAssassin email filter, which sorts all incoming emails on the basis of a spam score in accordance with patterns and parameters, such as the recurrence of certain keywords and phrases, the subject, the sender, and so on. When you activate the filter for any email account via the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can select between 5 different levels – from very high to very low. If you still receive spam, you can increase the level, or if authentic messages are tagged as spam, you can lower it. Activating or deactivating the anti-spam protection requires as little as 2 mouse clicks and you can select if the filtered email messages should be deleted right away or if they should be forwarded to a chosen mailbox where you can read them at a later time, so as to make sure that valuable emails won’t disappear.