An email filter is a piece of software that is installed on a POP3/IMAP email server and keeps track of all inbound email messages so as to block any unrequested ones from reaching a certain inbox. A few instances of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, fake banking notifications or email attachments that contain malware sent with the idea of damaging your personal computer. Spam filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email and when they detect specific keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email message or deliver it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some hosting companies combine their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to guarantee better security for their customers. Such databases include patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting

The protection of any mailbox that you set up in a shared web hosting account with our company is guaranteed by the powerful SpamAssassin filter that we employ. You can enable it through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it comes with five protection levels based on the spam score it gives to each and every message depending on different criteria, such as the frequency of certain words, the sender, etc. If you keep receiving spam, you can always increase the level or if you are afraid that you may omit an authentic message, you can combine the automatic filter with a custom one and forward all email messages from a certain sender to a separate email account. In case you decide that you no longer require an email filter for a given mailbox, you can disable it with just several mouse clicks.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated servers, you won’t have to worry about junk messages clogging your mailboxes every now and then, as you can take advantage of the popular SpamAssassin spam filter that we provide with each semi-dedicated hosting account. Our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to enable the filter for any email account with several clicks and you can choose one of the five security levels – from very low to very high. The level can be changed at any time if, for example, legitimate messages get blocked, or if junk email messages go through and reach your inbox. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered messages to be forwarded to a special mailbox like spam@your-domain.com and not to be erased. Thus, you can go through them from time to time to ensure that you haven’t missed out on a legitimate email message.