An email filter is a software application that’s installed on a mail server and monitors all incoming emails so as to block any unrequested ones from reaching a particular inbox. Several instances of such emails would be: offers for pills or cash, fake bank statements or attachments that contain malware sent with the intention to infect your personal computer. Email filters typically examine the content of an email message and in case they come across particular keywords or other dubious content, they either delete the email or deliver it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain companies combine their own email filters with up-to-the-minute databases from spam-detecting organizations, so as to ensure higher levels of safety for their customers. Such databases include patterns, email server IP addresses and other info about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.

Spam Filters in Website Hosting

Our website hosting servers rely on one of the best anti-spam filters out there. It is called SpamAssassin and is available with each shared web hosting package, so in case you host your domain names with us, you can select one of the five security levels that the filter offers for any email account that you’ve got here. You can accomplish this with just 2 clicks of the mouse from the Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel that’s used to manage all shared web hosting accounts. SpamAssassin analyzes the header field and the content of every message, calculates a spam score and then proceeds according to the level that you’ve picked. Every email account can have a different setting and you can choose whether the emails that the spam filter considers as spam should be deleted or re-sent to some other email account where you can review them later, so as to avoid erasing an authentic email. Changing the level or deactivating the protection is also extremely easy.

Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you use a semi-dedicated server plan from our company and if you create one or more email addresses with any of the domain names hosted in your account, you will be able to enable the advanced, 5-level SpamAssassin filter that we provide and keep all unsolicited messages away from your inbox. This functionality is accessible through the Email Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it can be activated or deactivated for any mailbox whenever you like. You can also tweak the level of protection with a few mouse clicks in case unsolicited bulk email messages continue to reach your inbox or the email filter starts deleting legitimate messages. As you can choose whether the spam should be erased right away or redirected to another email account, you can set up spam@domain.com, for instance, and check all filtered emails there, so as to ensure that you will not omit an email that you require. The email messages that the spam filter permits to proceed will still appear in your inbox.