A spam filter is a software application that’s installed on a mail server and keeps track of all inbound messages in order to obstruct any undesired ones from entering a certain mailbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent banking notices or attachments that contain malware sent with the idea of infecting your personal computer. Email filters typically check the content of an email message and when they detect some keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the message or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting providers combine their own filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of security for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, email server IPs and other info about spam messages recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting

In case you decide to host your domain names with us and you pick any of our Linux shared web hosting, you will be able to enable anti-spam protection for any mailbox that you set up. With several clicks of the mouse in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can set up 5 separate levels of security. In case you still get junk messages or the filters start preventing authentic messages from reaching your inbox, you can switch to a different level just as easily. The quality of our anti-spam solution is guaranteed by one of the most popular email filters – SpamAssassin. In case you don’t want to risk skipping a genuine message that may be classified as spam because of its content, you can also configure custom email filters based on the sender, the body or the subject of the email message and forward the emails to some other email account where you can examine them later.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use one of our semi-dedicated servers, you won’t need to worry about spam emails clogging your mailboxes all the time, as you can resort to the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we offer with every semi-dedicated hosting account. Our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to activate the filter for any email account with a couple of clicks and you can select one of the five levels of security – from very low to very high. The level can be altered at any moment if, for instance, authentic messages get blocked, or if spam messages go through and reach your inbox. To take no chances, you can choose all filtered email messages to be re-sent to a special mailbox such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. In this way, you can go through them from time to time to make certain that you haven’t omitted an authentic email.