An email filter is a software app that is installed on an email server and keeps track of all inbound emails so as to block any unwanted ones from entering a specific inbox. A few instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false banking notifications or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to infect your computer. Spam filters usually ‘scan’ the content of an email and in case they detect specific keywords or other dubious content, they either erase the message or forward it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Some web hosting providers combine their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure better security for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Web Hosting

If you decide to host your domain names with us and you pick any of our web hosting, you’ll be able to activate spam filters for any mailbox that you create. With several clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you can configure 5 different levels of safety. If you continue to get unsolicited bulk email messages or the email filters start preventing legitimate emails from entering your mailbox, you can switch to a different level just as easily. The quality of our spam protection service is guaranteed by one of the most famous spam filters – SpamAssassin. If you do not want to risk skipping a legitimate message that may be blocked as spam due to its content, you can also configure custom filters based on the body, the sender or the subject of the email message and redirect the emails to a different email address where you can view them at a later point in time.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server plans come with top-of-the-line spam protection ensured by the popular SpamAssassin email filter, which ranks all incoming email messages on the basis of a spam score that depends on parameters and patterns, such as the recurrence of particular keywords and phrases, the sender, the subject, and so on. When you enable the filter for any account through the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can choose between five different safety levels – from very high to very low. If you continue to get spam messages, you can raise the level, or if genuine email messages are flagged as spam, you can decrease it. Activating or deactivating the anti-spam protection takes as little as two clicks and you can select if the filtered emails should be erased straight away or if they should be forwarded to a designated mailbox where you can read them at a later point in time, so as to make sure that valuable email messages won’t get lost.