An email filter is a software application that is installed on an email server and monitors all inbound emails to obstruct any undesired ones from entering a particular mailbox. Several examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, false banking statements or email attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to infect your personal computer. Spam filters typically check the content of an email message and when they come across given keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the message or re-send it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some companies mix their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee better security for their customers. Such databases contain patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Website Hosting

The security of any email account that you create under a shared website hosting account with us is guaranteed by the advanced SpamAssassin filter that we employ. You can activate it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it comes with five levels of protection based on the spam score it gives to each and every email depending on various parameters, such as the frequency of particular words, the sender, etc. If you keep getting junk messages, you can always increase the level or if you are scared that you may omit an authentic message, you can mix the automated filter with a custom one and redirect all emails from a specific sender to another email account. If you reach the decision that you no longer want anti-spam protection for a specific email account, you can deactivate it with just a couple of mouse clicks.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated plans, you won’t need to worry about unsolicited bulk messages stuffing your mailboxes every once in a while, as you can take advantage of the popular SpamAssassin anti-spam filter that we provide with each account. Our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any mailbox with a few clicks of the mouse and you can pick any of the five safety levels – from very high to very low. The level can be changed at any time if, for instance, legitimate emails get blocked, or if junk messages go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered email messages to be delivered to a special email account such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. In this way, you can go through them every now and then to make sure that you have not omitted an authentic email.