An email filter is a software application that’s installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and monitors all inbound messages so as to impede any unrequested ones from entering a certain mailbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or cash, fake bank statements or email attachments that contain malware sent with the idea of damaging your personal computer. Email filters usually check the content of an email and in case they spot specific keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the message or re-send it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting companies combine their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of protection for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IP addresses and other information about spam messages recently reported by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Shared Web Hosting

Our shared web hosting servers rely on one of the best spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is included with each and every shared hosting plan, so if you host your domain names with us, you can choose one of the five security levels that the filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can do this with only two mouse clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is used to manage all cloud hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header field and the content of every email, gives it a spam score and then proceeds in accordance with the level that you’ve picked. Every email account can have a different setting and you can select whether the emails that the spam filter classifies as spam should be erased or redirected to some other email address where you can read them at a later time, so as to avoid deleting a genuine message. Switching to another level or disabling the spam protection is also pretty easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you reach the decision to make use of the mail service that comes with our Linux semi-dedicated hosting services, you can keep all unsolicited messages out of your inbox by activating the five-level anti-spam protection that we provide with every package. This can be achieved via the feature-ridden Email Manager section of the Control Panel and we use the advanced SpamAssassin filter to ensure that we offer the very best possible security for our clients. You can have a different anti-spam level for each email account and you can select whether the filtered messages should be erased or re-sent to another mailbox where you can check them at a later time so as to make certain that you won’t lose genuine messages. Switching to some other protection level or deactivating the spam protection is also easy and takes several mouse clicks.