A spam filter is a software application that runs on a POP3/IMAP server and monitors all inbound email messages to prevent any undesired ones from reaching a particular mailbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, false bank notices or attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to infect your computer. Spam filters usually check the content of an email and when they spot given keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the email or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting providers mix their own filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to guarantee better protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently detected by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud hosting package from our company and if you use our mail services, you will be able to enable spam filters for any of the email accounts that you set up from the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel. With just a few clicks, you can pick between five different levels of protection. In case you start receiving spam, you can begin with the lowest one and then slowly raise the level till you stop receiving spam. We rely on one of the best and most famous spam filters available on the market called SpamAssassin. It examines the header section and the body of each and every message that you receive and calculates a spam score, based on which it either deletes a certain message or permits it to reach your mailbox. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel will also allow you to activate custom spam filters and either eliminate unwanted email messages or send them to a 3rd-party address such as spam@domain.com where you can examine them once again afterwards.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you order a semi-dedicated server plan from our company and if you set up one or more email accounts with any of the domains hosted in your account, you will be able to activate the powerful, five-level SpamAssassin filter that we offer and keep all unwanted email messages out of your inbox. This functionality is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it can be enabled or disabled for any email account at any time. You can also configure the level of security with several clicks if junk email messages continue to reach your mailbox or the anti-spam filter begins erasing genuine emails. Since you can choose whether the spam should be deleted instantly or delivered to some other mailbox, you can create spam@domain.com, for instance, and check all filtered emails there, so as to ensure that you will not omit an email message that you require. The messages that the filter permits to proceed will still appear in your mailbox.