An email filter is a piece of software that runs on a mail server and keeps track of all inbound messages in order to impede any unasked-for ones from entering a specific mailbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or money, false bank statements or email attachments that contain malicious software sent with the intention to infect your PC. Email filters typically ‘scan’ the content of an email and if they spot given keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email message or deliver it to the Junk/Spam folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain web hosting companies mix their own email filters with up-to-date databases from spam-tracking organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of security for their clients. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other information about spam email messages recently revealed by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Website Hosting

Our website hosting servers rely on one of the very best anti-spam filters out there. It’s called SpamAssassin and is offered with each and every web hosting plan, so if you host your domain names with us, you can opt for one of the five levels of security that the anti-spam filter offers for any email account that you have here. You can do this with only two clicks from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is used to manage all web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header and the body of each and every message, gives it a spam score and then proceeds based on the level that you have chosen. Each mailbox can have a different setting and you can select if the messages that the filter flags as spam should be erased or re-sent to another email account where you can review them at a later time, so as to prevent deleting a genuine email message. Switching to a different level or deactivating the protection is also exceptionally easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you take advantage of one of our semi-dedicated hosting plans, you will not need to worry about junk messages filling up your mailboxes all the time, as you can take advantage of the popular SpamAssassin filter that we provide with every semi-dedicated account. Our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to enable the filter for any email account with a few clicks and you can choose any of the 5 security levels – from very high to very low. The level can be altered at any moment if, for example, legitimate email messages get blocked, or if junk email messages go through and appear in your Inbox folder. To be on the safe side, you can choose all filtered email messages to be re-sent to a special mailbox such as spam@your-domain.com and not to be deleted. Thus, you can check them from time to time to ensure that you haven’t omitted a genuine email message.