A spam filter is a software application that’s installed on a mail server and ‘scans’ all incoming emails in order to prevent any undesired ones from reaching a specific mailbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, false banking notices or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the intention to infect your computer. Spam filters typically check the content of an email and if they spot some keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email or deliver it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting providers mix their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam emails recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

If you order a shared hosting package from us and if you use our mail services, you’ll be able to enable spam filters for any of the mailboxes that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With just a couple of clicks, you can pick between 5 different levels of security. In case you start getting spam, you can begin with the lowest one and then gradually boost the level till you stop receiving spam. We rely on one of the very best and most popular email filters out there called SpamAssassin. It analyzes the header and the body of each and every email that you receive and calculates a spam score, based on which it either deletes a given email or allows it to enter your inbox. The Hepsia Control Panel will also permit you to set up custom email filters and either eliminate unasked-for emails or send them to a third-party address such as spam@domain.com where you can view them once more at a later time.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server packages come with excellent anti-spam protection guaranteed by the popular SpamAssassin anti-spam filter, which classifies all inbound email messages based on a spam score that depends on parameters and patterns, such as the recurrence of specific keywords, the sender, the subject, and so on. When you activate the filter for any email account through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can select between five different levels of protection – from very low to very high. If you still receive junk emails, you can raise the level, or if genuine emails are blocked as spam, you can decrease it. Enabling or disabling the spam protection requires as little as two clicks and you can choose if the filtered messages should be erased instantly or if they should be re-sent to a chosen email account where you can review them at a later point in time, so as to ensure that important emails will not disappear.