A spam filter is a software app that runs on a POP3/IMAP email server and ‘scans’ all inbound email messages to obstruct any undesirable ones from entering a particular inbox. Several instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fraudulent banking notifications or attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea to infect your computer. Spam filters usually examine the content of an email and if they detect particular keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email message or redirect it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting companies combine their own spam filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of protection for their clients. Such databases include patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam emails recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Hosting

If you order a shared hosting plan from our company and if you use our email services, you will be able to set up spam filtering for any of the email accounts that you create from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With just a few clicks of the mouse, you can choose between five different safety levels. In case you start getting spam, you can begin with the lowest level and then slowly increase the level until you stop receiving spam. We rely on one of the very best and most famous filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It ‘scans’ the header section and the body of each email message that you get and calculates a spam score, based on which it either deletes a given email message or permits it to enter your mailbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also allow you to set up custom filters and either eliminate unsolicited messages or redirect them to a third-party address such as spam@domain.com where you can check them once more later.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use one of our semi-dedicated plans, you won’t have to worry about spam emails occupying your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can make use of the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide with each and every account. Our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any email account with several clicks of the mouse and you can select any of the 5 protection levels – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any time if, for instance, legitimate email messages get filtered, or if unsolicited bulk emails go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered messages to be redirected to a special email account like spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. Thus, you can examine them from time to time to ensure that you haven’t missed a legitimate email.