An email filter is a piece of software that runs on a POP3/IMAP server and monitors all incoming email messages in order to obstruct any unasked-for ones from reaching a certain inbox. A few examples of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, fake bank statements or email attachments that contain malicious code sent with the idea to damage your computer. Email filters usually examine the content of an email message and when they detect particular keywords or other suspicious content, they either delete the message or redirect it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting providers mix their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracing organizations, so as to guarantee higher levels of safety for their clients. 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

If you get a shared web hosting plan from our company and if you make use of our email services, you’ll be able to set up anti-spam protection for any of the email accounts that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just several mouse clicks, you can select between five separate protection levels. In case you start getting spam, you can start with the lowest level and then gradually boost the level till you stop getting spam. We make use of one of the best and most popular spam filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It checks the header and the body of every message that you receive and calculates a spam score, based on which it either erases a particular email message or permits it to enter your inbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also allow you to create custom email filters and either eliminate undesired messages or send them to a third-party email address such as where you can read them again afterwards.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you reach the decision to make use of the email service that is offered with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans, you can keep all unwelcome emails out of your mailbox by activating the 5-level anti-spam protection that we provide with every plan. This can be accomplished via the feature-loaded Email Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and we employ the advanced SpamAssassin filter to ensure that we offer the very best possible protection for our customers. You can have a different anti-spam level for each email account and you can choose if the filtered messages should be deleted or re-sent to another email address where you can check them at a later time in order to ensure that you will not miss legitimate messages. Switching to a different level of protection or disabling the anti-spam protection is also easy and requires several mouse clicks.